VERB



What is a verb?

A verb is a word that expresses an action or a state of being.

For examples:

  1. I love butter. (action)
  2. John was happy in Paris. (state)
  3. She bought a mobile. (action)

KINDS OF VERB



Verb can be classified as following :


Main verb-Its types


Main verb

Main verbs have meaning on their own. They do not need the help of another verb to make a sentence meaningful. Main verbs are also called lexical verbs.

Main verb can be classified as following :

  1. Transitive.
  2. Intransitive.

Transitive verb

A verb that takes an object to complete its sense is called a transitive verb.

For examples :

  1. She bought a book.
    (Q: bought what? A: a book. Here 'bought' is a verb and 'a book' is an object.)
  2. John wrote a letter.
    (Q: wrote what? A: a letter. Here 'wrote' is a verb and 'a letter' is an object.)

Intransitive verb

A verb that does not require an object to make sense is called an Intrasitive verb.

For examples :

  1. She ran.
    (The intransitive verb ran is a complete action by itself.)
  2. John laughed.
    (The intransitive verb laughed is a complete action by itself.)



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