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The list of verbs

 The list of verbs

Verb”   is an action done by a subject . 

 The  topic  list of verbs  explains different forms of verbs  as shown below.

 

   1.  MAIN VERBS or  NORMAL VERBS or  ORDINARY VERBS or PRINCIPAL VERBS or  INFINITIVES  or  NON FINITES

The term is used to denote verbs without having a particular tense form

eg: read , write,  play,  walk,  go,  come,  etc.

 

    2. FINITE VERBS

The term denotes verbs having a particular tense form

eg:  wrote,  played,  walks,  went,  comes, etc…

 

   3.  AUXILIARY VERBS / HELPING VERBS 

This type of verbs is used to help main verbs getting a particular tense form

eg: does,  is,  has,  did,  were,  will  etc…

 

   4.  PRESENT PARTICIPLE FORM OF VERBS

The verbs ending with  “ing”  are known as present participle form of the verbs.. It is also termed as ing form or gerund form or continuous form of the verbs.

eg: drinking,  running,  singing,  playing etc….

(The verbs ending with ‘ing’ is also  called as verbal noun.  It is called so when it is the subject of a sentence)

eg: Reading is a good habit

 

  5. PAST PARTICIPLE FORM OF VERBS

Third form of the verbs ( V3 form) is known as the Past Participle form of verbs.

Verbs have normally three forms, they are

Present form (V1)       Past form (V2)      Past Participle form (V3)

   state                               stated                         stated

   play                                played                         played

   sing                                sang                            sung

   take                                took                             taken

 

   6. REGULAR VERBS

The verbs ending with  ‘d’ or  ‘ed’‘  while being changed into   past form or   past participle form  as we see in the above topic is known as regular verbs

eg: stated,  played, 

 

   7.  IRREGULAR VERBS

The verbs without  ‘d’ or  ‘ed’  while having  past form or  past participle form  as  mentioned in  the  above  topic is known as  irregular verbs

eg: sang,  taken

 

   8. TRANSITIVE VERBS

The term is used to denote a  verb  having an object  in a  sentence.

eg: Jacob plays Tennis.

Here, in the example, the verb ‘play’  has the object ‘Tennis’.  So here the verb  “play” is a transitive verb.

 

   9.  INTRANSITIVE VERBS

The term is used to show a verb without having an object in a sentence.

eg: Thomas  went abroad yesterday.

In the above example the verb ‘went” does not have an object. So the verb ”went” can be considered as an intransitive verb

(The verbs except auxiliary verbs are often known as  ‘ Lexical Verbs ‘)

 

Now, let’s go to the  Practical Study  in the topic  The list of verbs

 

To study more about verbs, let’s go to the topic  Verbs – the real sense makers .

 

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