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Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs


Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs

   verbs definition and examples : 


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


Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs
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

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


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


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

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


 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.

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





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


Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs
Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs

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  


Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs
Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs


All types of English Verbs by Mr.Zaki Badr




Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs
Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs





imperative verbs


Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs
Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs

Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs
Types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, and helping 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).


Meaning
  
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)



How to improve your English grammar?


You need to learn every English tense. Read about different sentences. Learn about nouns, participles, plural and singular. Read more examples above in the English language.

Learn about the passive forms. You need to know the difference between active and passive sentences. We have 12 English tenses. Every tense uses the verbs of English in a different way. Future tense uses will and verb infinitive: I will do the work tomorrow. However, the present continuous uses the verb that has ing. I am doing the homework now. So, you need to know the reason why we choose a certain verb and tense. Also, to avoid wrong grammatical sentences, you need not translating grammar into your native language. Writing is different from spoken English. Bear that in mind. The active voice is different from the passive voice. Simply, I do something. The subject is I, I know who does something, then it's an active sentence, while the passive I don't care about who does something.



Reading short stories helps you to learn good grammar. Check our short stories on the main page; click on search, and write short stories, you will see a lot of written short stories. We have different resources to help each person learn good grammar. We categorize grammar into two sections: discovering English grammar which has the basics an independent learner needs to know such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. The second handy section is about the 12 English tenses. Read content that is written by professional writers that will answer many questions on how certain verbs are used naturally. In English, we have regular verb and irregular verbs.





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My name is Zaki Badr. I am an online English teacher. Contact me on WhatsApp/Zalo/WeChat: +20 1027 87 1551 I have been teaching English since 2011( to kids and adults. English teaching certificates that I got : *TESOL Certificate, Arizona State University, USA, December 2018. *TEFL Certificate, London Teacher Training College OFQUAL regulated, London, June 2021.

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