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)]
He / She / It
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.