3rd Class English Verbs VERB

VERB

Category : 3rd Class

Activity

Prepare two charts: one for activities you do on weekdays and another for activities you do on you weekends. You will surely find two different sets of verbs, now make a list of those verbs and write sentences on your own with each verb. Show this activity to you teacher for correction. This will ensure you knowledge of verbs.  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This lesson will help you:-

  • know about verbs.
  • understand Transitive and Intransitive verbs.
  • learn the formation and uses of verbs.  

QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW

Verbs are important elements of language and grammar. integral part of our speech, conversation and writing mode. Verbs determine the position and action of nouns and pronouns.  

 

DEFINITION

A verb is a word used to tell or assert something about some person or thing.

Example:

A. Susan is painting a beautiful picture.

B. Peter is singing a song.

C. Tina is shopping clothes for her party.  

D.  John is drinking milk from a bottle.

E. The baby is crawling on the floor.  

 

Now read these sentences

  1. The girl reads the story book.
  2. The girl reads loudly.

In sentence 1, the action denoted by the verb 'reads' passes over from the doer or subject girl" to some object 'story book". The verb 'reads' is , therefore, called a Transitive verb. (Transitive means 'passing over')

In sentence 2, the action denoted by the verb "reads' stops with the doer or subject "girl" and does not pass over to an object. The verb 'reads' is, therefore, called an Intransitive verb. (Intransitive means "not passing over")

A Transitive verb is a verb that denotes an action which passes over from the doer or subject to an object. It means sentences having transitive verb will have an object.

An Intransitive verb is a verb that denotes an action which does not pass over to an object, eg. He ran a long distance. The baby sleeps.  

A. Formation of Verbs from Nouns

 

Misconcept/concept

Misconcept: It is common Misconcept that a sentence containing a verb always has an object i.e. Transitive.

Concept: The real concept is that there are also verbs that do not have an object and express a state being or an action. Eg- soldiers fight bravely (action), the baby sleeps (state)  

B. Formation of Verbs from Adjectives  

 

Poem

Laugh or cry

Wet or cry

Kick or catch

Borrow or snatch

Action time - says the verb

Practice me and your language

will be superb.

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