Verbs are words that express an action, occurrence, or state of being. They are one of the most important parts of speech in English.
Every sentence in English has at least one verb.

A verb usually shows what the subject of the sentence is doing, what is happening to the subject, or what the subject is like. For example:

  • John runs every day.
  • The sun rises in the east.
  • The cake smells delicious.

In these sentences, the verbs are runs, rises, and smells, respectively. The verbs indicate the action or state of being of the subject.

These are the different kinds of verbs:

1. Action verbs: These verbs describe physical or mental actions, such as run, jump, think, and laugh.

2. Linking verbs: These verbs link the subject to a predicate noun or adjective, such as be, seem, become, and appear.

3. Helping verbs: These verbs are used with a main verb to show tense, mood, or voice, such as do, have, will, and can.

4. Transitive verbs: These verbs take an object, which receives the action of the verb, such as throw, eat and watch.

5. Intransitive verbs: These verbs do not take an object, such as sleep, laugh, and think.

6. Modal verbs: These verbs express the speaker’s attitude or indicate possibility or necessity, such as should, may, could, and must.

Verbs are an important part of communicating actions, events, and ideas in English.

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