Verbs

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A Verb is a ‘doing’ or an ‘action’ word or a ‘state of being.

  • A physical action (e.g., to swim, to write, to climb).
  • A mental action (e.g., to think, to guess, to consider).
  • A state of being (e.g., to be, to exist, to appear).

The most common verb is to be, for eg. [using the three TENSES (Past, Present, Future)]

PAST PRESENT FUTURE
I
You
He / She / It
We
They
was
were
was
were
were
am
are
is
are
are
will be
will be
will be
will be
will be

Verbs that express physical actions:

She sells plants in the nursery.
He runs through the high grass.
He kicked the ball through the gate.

Verbs that express mental actions:

They thought of the exact same thing.
She wondered where the dog had gone to.
She considered his proposal.

Verbs that express a state of being:

Nellie the elephant is the largest animal in the circus.
That was the biggest hotdog I ate.
I am not going to the movies.

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