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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary Grammar Reply To: Grammar


    May 17, 2021 at 10:07 pm
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    Any action/activity/performing task is put into words in a sentence with the help of verbs. It simply means an action being conducted, or a condition itself.

    Verbs are the main component of English sentences. They are the integral parts without which a complete sentence cannot be formed.


    1. I am walking down the old country road.

    Here, the word walking is the performing element or the indication of action. Hence, it is the verb. It is the main thing around which the whole meaning of the sentence is being conducted.

    2. I am a girl.

    Here, in this sentence, there is no action that is being conducted. But there is an element that is detecting the condition: ‘am’. Thus, the verb acts as the skeletal part here too.

    Forms of a verb:

    1. Base form:

    2. Infinitive

    3. Past tense

    4. Past participle

    5. Present participle

    6. Gerund

    Types of Verbs

    1. Finite

    When we say that verb is the main component or core of a sentence we meant to indicate this verbs. The formation of the verb is such that refers to a subject. Not only that it is bound to use one of the twelve forms of tense. It also can change according to the number/person of the subject.

    For example, Sheetal went to the flea market.

    2. Non-finite

    These are the verbs that name the action. It is more like nouns or adverbs. They are not liable to change according to the number/person, unlike the finite verbs.

    For example,

    Swimming is a healthy exercise.

    3. Action Verbs

    These words are simple elements in the sentences that directly mean any activity.

    There are two types of action verbs:

    a) Transitive: These state the action with respect to a particular object.

    For example, She is reading her favorite book.

    b)Intransitive: The action is not in direct relation to the object of the sentence.

    For example, I slept at 5 pm.

    4. Linking Verbs

    It establishes a connection between the subject and the rest of the sentence(except the verb)

    For example,

    He is ready for his next football match.

    5. Auxillary Verb

    These verbs mainly help the actual/main verb of the sentence.

    For example,

    Do you like coffee?

    6. Modal Verbs

    It is a type of auxiliary verb. It mainly shows possibility, potentiality, permission, expectation, etc.

    For example,

    He should go there.

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