Tagged: verbs

Verbs Not Used In The Passive

Verbs not used in the passive Not all verbs can have passive forms. Passive structures are not possible with intransitive verbs like die, cry or arrive, which cannot have objects. He died yesterday. (passive) The baby cried aloud. (passive) Some transitive verbs, too,...

Verbs

Verbs are words that name an action or describe a state of being. Verbs are important, because there’s no way to have a sentence without them. Every sentence must have two parts: a subject and a predicate....

Irregular Verbs

Some verbs form their past tense and past participle by a change in the main vowel of the present tense. These verbs are called irregular verbs or strong verbs. Some irregular verbs form the past participle with...

What Are Verbs?

A verb is a word which tells us what a person or a thing is doing. He ran fast. The birds flew away. John opened the can. Here the verbs ran, flew and opened tell us what the nouns he, birds and John do. A verb is the...

Copular Verbs

We use a special kind of verb to join two parts of a sentence and to express either that the two parts denote the same thing or that the first has the property denoted by the...

Common Mistakes In The Use Of Verbs

In this lesson, we will learn about common mistakes in the use of verbs. Indirect questions Incorrect: I asked had she any letters for me. Correct: I asked if she had any letters for me. Correct:...

Verb

The part of speech which contains words like see, arrive, sleep, discuss, ask, play, can and take off. Verbs are distinguished from other parts of speech by a number of properties. 1. A verb...