Verbs

A verb describes what a person or thing does or what happens. For example, verbs describe:

an action – run, hit, travel

an event – rain, occur

a situation – be, seem, have

a change – become, grow, develop

The basic form of a verb is known as the infinitive. It’s often preceded by the word ‘to’:

Molly decided to follow him.

He began to run back.

 

Click on the headings below to find out more about verbs:

Verb tenses

Regular and irregular verbs

Subjects and objects

Transitive and intransitive verbs

Participles

Active and passive

Moods

Phrasal verbs

Auxiliary verbs

 

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Nouns

Adjectives

Adverbs


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