5th Class English Verbs Kinds of Verbs

Kinds of Verbs

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*         Kinds of verb


There are three kinds of verb.  


*             Transitive Verb

The verb which requires an object to complete its sense is called Transitive verb.




  •  He arrived little early.
  •  Raman provokes me to do the mischief.
  •  The hunter kills the animals brutally.
  •  English has taken the center stage.

In the sentences given above, verbs 'arrived', 'provokes', 'kills' and 'has taken' can't make complete sense themselves. They need the object to make sense. Therefore, they are called transitive verbs.  


*             Intransitive Verb

The verb that does not require an object to complete its sense, but makes complete sense by itself is called an Intransitive Verb.




  •  The bell rings.
  •  The flowers blossom.
  •  The fire burns.
  •  The earth moves.

In the sentences given above, the verbs 'rings', 'blossom', 'burns' and 'move' do not need object to complete their sense. They make good sense by themselves. So these verbs are Intransitive Verbs.  


*             Auxiliary Verb

The verb which helps the main verb to change its form or which does the work of main verb is called the Auxiliary or Helping Verb.

  •  The gardener is watering the plants.
  •  The boy has broken the glass.
  •  I am in a hurry.
  •  These people are laborious.

In first and second sentences, the words 'is' and 'has' are helping the verb 'water' and 'break' to change their forms.

In sentences three and four, the words 'am' and 'are' themselves are doing the work of verb. These words are also a kind of verbs. They are Auxiliary or Helping Verbs.

There are three kinds of main verb, i.e. helping verbs, regular verbs, and irregular verbs.  

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