8th Class English Verbs Kinds of Verbs

Kinds of Verbs

Category : 8th Class

*  Kinds of Verbs  

 

*      Action Verbs

An action word tells what the subject does or that it exists.  

 

*      Look at the following examples:

  • He created a confusion in the minds of the people.
  • India resumed talks with Pakistan.
  • He scored more than expectation.
  • You are in a hurry.
  • He is late for his class.  

 

*       Helping Verb or 'be' form of The Verb

A helping verb tells when the action of a sentence takes place. The helping verb 'be' has several forms : am, is, are, were and will. These helping verbs can be used in all the tenses.  

 

*       Look at the following examples:

  • He is learning tips to gain knowledge in English Grammar.
  • You were curious to meet him.
  • He will contact you in case of any confusion.  

 

*       Intransitive Verb

An intransitive verb can stand alone in the predicate because its meaning is complete.  

 

*      Look at the following sentences:

  • He eats.
  • You joke.
  • The plant grows.
  • Steve enquires.
  • Teacher scolds.

In the above given sentences, verbs eats, joke, grows, enquires and scolds do not need object to complete their sense. They make good sense themselves. So these verbs are Intransitive Verbs.  

 

*      Transitive Verb

A transitive verb needs a direct object to complete its meaning. The meaning of a sentence with a transitive verb is not complete without a direct object.  

 

*      Look at the following sentences:

  • He asks a question.
  • You receive the reward.
  • We blame the government for all the mishappenings.
  • My father told me to come home.
  • Steve buys a computer.
  • He denied all the allegations.

In the above given sentences, verbs asks, receive, blame, told, buys and denied need object to complete their sense. They do not make good sense themselves. So these verbs are Transitive Verbs.  

 

*     Irregular Verbs

Irregular verbs change completely in the past tense. Unlike regular verbs, the past tense forms of irregular verbs are not formed by adding ed.  

*      Look at the following examples:

Present: Know, Take, Eat

Past: Knew, Took, Ate

Past Participle: Known, Taken, Eaten  

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