ADJECTIVE
April 13, 2019
PRONOUN
April 16, 2019

VERB

VERB | ENGLISH GRAMMAR RULES AND USAGE

Verb

A verb is a main part / most important part of a sentence that describes/ tells/ asserts action of the subject.

  • Without verb sentence is incomplete. Even the simplest sentence cannot be completed without a verb.

A verb in a sentence tells the following information:

(1) A verb tells what a subject (thing, person) does:

    EXAMPLE:

  • Sun rises in the east.

(2) What is done on or to a person or thing?

   Example: Paul is scolded.

(3) What is a person or a thing?

Example:

  • I feel happy.
  • I feel proud.
  • The glass is shiny.
  • The cat is hungry.

Order of a verb in a sentence:

A verb usually comes after noun or pronoun i.e. subject.

Examples:

1. We are going to school.

2. Alia sings marvelously.

3. I wrote a book.

4. You write neatly.

Note:

A verb may be a combination of more than one word.

Example:

  • We were dancing at the wedding.
  • I have memorized my lesson.
  • I have found my watch.

Types of verbs

  • Transitive verbs
  • Intransitive verbs

“A transitive verb is a verb that must take an object (noun, pronoun, and phrase)”.

A transitive verb must take either a direct or indirect object.

Examples:

  • Give                     He gave me a pen on my birthday.
  • Buy                      I brought a pen yesterday.
  • Show                  Please, show me your shoes.
  • OFFER                The industry offered me a job.

Intransitive verbs

An intransitive verb does not have or need any object.

Example:

  • The baby was weeping. We walked for hours.

2 Comments

  1. Wowwwwwww amazing ….thank you so much Dr…..

  2. Hreshab says:

    It’s good and elaborate to build the idea of a verb. After reading the article I can also give an example of an intransitive verb
    “The Sun rises in the east.”
    Rise

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