late Middle English: from Old French verbe or Latin verbum 'word, verb'
In grammar this word is used in two separate but linked ways: It describes a particular word class in the same way that ‘noun,’ ‘preposition,’ and ‘adjective’ do. It describes a part of a clause in the same way that ‘subject,’ ‘object,’ and ‘complement’ do. In this sense, it is also sometimes called the verb phrase.As a word class, verbs are used for three main purposes: to express an action:She fled upstairs to the bathroom. to express a state:She slept noiselessly. to link the subject with its complement:She was alone. Verbs can be regular or irregular and have the following forms:
|infinitive||to walk||to swim||to be|