Verbs in English Grammar

'Verb' originally meant 'word' in archaic languages. In the world of grammar, verbs are the second most populated country after nouns. Start your journey!

What Are "Verbs"?

Verbs

Verbs are one of the most necessary elements to make a sentence. In fact, without a verb, we cannot have a meaningful sentence.

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Regular and Irregular Verbs

Based on how we conjugate verbs in the past simple and the past participle, they can be divided into two types: Regular verbs and Irregular verbs.

Action and State Verbs

'I'm loving it!' or 'I love it!' Do you want to know which one of these famous advertisement mottos are correct? You got to learn about state and action verbs!

Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary verbs help the main verb to express tense or voice or help make questions and negative sentences. That's why they're also called 'helping verbs'.

Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are used very commonly in English, even more so in informal situations. Phrasal verbs consist of a verb and a preposition or a particle.

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

'She smiled beautifully'. 'She started a rumor'. One of these sentences has an intransitive verb and one has a transitive one. Want to know the difference?

Ditransitive Verbs

Ditransitive verbs are transitive verbs that take two objects. A direct object and an indirect object. Follow the article to read more about them.

Ergative Verbs

Ergative verbs are a type of verbs that can be both transitive and intransitive. In this lesson, we will learn more about this type of verbs.

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Complex Transitive Verbs

There are five basic types of verbs: intransitive, linking, mono-transitive, di-transitive and complex-transitive verbs. In this lesson, we'll discuss the last.

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Linking Verbs

Linking verbs are connectors of the language. Their only job is to link a subject with a subject complement. Want to know how?

Dummy Verbs

Have you ever repeated a word too much that made you think How boring it got! You can use dummy verbs instead of repeated verbs.

Catenative Verbs

Catenative verbs, also known as chain verbs, are followed by other verbs to form a chain of two or more verbs. In this lesson, we will discuss them in detail.

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Reflexive Verbs

Reflexive verbs are verbs that are used transitively to reflect back to the subject. Let us learn more. Follow the article.

Voices

What are voices? How many voices are there in the English Grammar? Here are the most frequently asked questions by learners. Let us find the answers, here.

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Active Voice

When the doer of the action is mentioned you are using the active voice. Let us learn more.

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Passive Voice

Understanding the passive voice is important. The passive voice is used often by native English speakers. It's used both in formal and informal situations.

Causatives

'Causatives' indicate that someone did not do the action on their own, but they somehow intervened in the cause of the events.

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Archaic Verb Conjugation

English has changed over time. Many words have changed their forms and pronunciations. In this lesson, we will cover the verbs that were changed.

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Finite and Non-finite Verbs

Some verbs change their forms based on the person and tenses. In this lesson, you will learn more about these verbs.

Verbs and Voices

What Are Verbs and Voices?

Almost every sentence requires a verb. In the English language, the basic form of the verb is called the infinitive.
Verbs have different tenses: 'present,' to indicate that an action is being carried out; past,' to indicate that an action has been done; 'future,' to indicate that an action will be done.
The 'voice' of a verb shows whether the subject of the verb is doing the action of the verb or whether the action is being done on the subject. The two most common voices are the active voice (as in "I saw the car") and the passive voice (as in "The car was seen by me").
Remember verbs can be conjugated depending on the subject or the tense.

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