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All types of English Verbs by Mr.Zaki Badr

Verbs are words that express action or state of being. Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs

All types of English Verbs by Mr.Zaki Badr
All types of English Verbs by Mr.Zaki Badr

 auxiliary Verbs

The verbs behave and do, which combine with other verbs to make different forms like passivesquestions and the continuous.

Modal verbs:

Verbs, such as must and can, that add meaning such as certainty and obligation

 State Verbs

 Action Verbs

Action verbs are words that express action (give, eat, walk, etc.) or possession (have, own, etc.). Action verbs can be either transitive or intransitive.

   Transitive Verbs

A transitive verb always has a noun that receives the action of the verb, called the direct object.
EXAMPLE: Jessica raises her hand. The verb is raises. Her hand is the object receiving the verb’s action. Therefore, raises is a transitive verb.
 Transitive Verbs

Transitive verbs
 sometimes have indirect objects, which name the object to whom or for whom the action was done.
 EXAMPLE: Abdus gave Becky the pencil. The verb is gave. The direct object is the pencil. (What did he give? The pencil.) The indirect object is Becky. (To whom did he give it? To Becky.)

 Intransitive Verbs

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.
EXAMPLE: Laurissa rises slowly from her seat. The verb is rises. The phrase, slowly from her seat, modifies the verb, but no object receives the action.

 Linking Verbs

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.

Linking Verbs

EXAMPLE: Jason became a business major. The verb, became, links the subject, Jason, to its complement, a business major. Lisa is in love with Jason. The verb, is, links the subject, Lisa, to the subject complement, in love with Jason (describing Lisa).

Helping Verbs  

imperative verbs

 Phrasal verb

Multi-word verbs are verbs which consist of a verb and one or two particles or prepositions (e.g. up, over, in, down).


Phrasal verbs often have meanings which we cannot easily guess from their individual parts. (The meanings are in brackets.)

The book first came out in 1997. (was published)
The plane took off an hour late. (flew into the air)
The lecture went on till 6.30. (continued)

Mr.Zaki Badr
Mr.Zaki Badr
My name is Zaki Badr.I am an online English teacher. Contact me on WhatsApp: +201027871551 I have been teaching English  since 2011. English teaching certificates that I got : *TESOL Certificate, Arizona State University,USA, December 2018.