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A verb is a word that expresses action or helps to tell what the subject of a sentence is or is like. An action verb expresses action and tells what a subject does.
Linking/state of being verbs
A linking verb connects the subject of the sentence with the word or words that describe or identify the subject. Linking verbs usually help to tell what the subject is or is like.
A transitive verb is a verb that is followed by a direct object.
An intransitive verb is a verb that is not followed by a direct object
-A predicate nominative is a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb in a sentence and identifies the subject of the sentence.
-A predicate adjective is an adjective that follows a linking verb in a sentence and describes the subject of the sentence.
Tells about something that is happening now.
Tells about something that happened in the past and is now over.
The main verb in a sentence shows the subjects action or state of being.
The helping verb works with the main verb to make the meaning more specific
Progressive forms of verbs are used to show action that continues over time in the past of present.
Verbs in the perfect tenses express past action relation to another time.
Expressing future tense
Tells about something that will happen in the future.
A sentence is written in the active voice when the subject is performing the action of the verb
In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb. A verb in the passive voice uses a form of be with the past participle.
An irregular verb is a verb that does not form the past and past participle by adding ed.
A verb form that can function as an adjective.