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 .