Types of Verb

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  • Verbs
    • a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen
    • Transitive
      • A transitive verb always has a noun that receives the action of the verb
        • Laurissa [rises] slowly from her seat
    • Intransitive
      • An intransitive verb never has a direct or indirect object. Although an intransitive verb may be followed by an adverb or adverbial phrase, there is no object to receive its action
        • Laurissa [raises] her hand
    • Linking
      • A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence to a noun or adjective that renames or describes the subject. This noun or adjective is called the subject complement
        • Jason [became] a business major
    • Auxiliary
      • They are needed to form many of the tenses. The most used auxiliary verbs are the verbs to be, to do and to have
        • [Do] you like German food? A new road [is being] built
    • Passive
      • The object becomes the subject
        • The flat tire was changed by Sue
    • Active
      • The subject is actively doing something
        • Sue changed the flat tire
    • Deontic
      • Obligation
        • Must, will
    • Epistemic
      • Possibility
        • Could, should, may, might
    • Stative
      • Not physical actions; states of being
        • Love, hate, wish, think
    • Dynamic
      • Physical action
        • run, jump, fly
    • Infinitive
      • Starts with to
        • To see, to laugh


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