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Verbs

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Kieran Berg

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Transcript of Verbs

Regular and irregular verbs
Most verbs are regular. To form the past tense you just add "d" or "ed".
Verbs
research
What is a Verb?
A verb is a word used to describe an action, state or occurrence, forming the main part of the sentence.
These are all examples of verbs.
Ethan
plays
the guitar
Sam
sharpens
his knife
I
walked
the dog
Jerry is
doing
his math homework.
There are many different verbs and many different tenses to use, such as the past, the present, and the future.
examples
Jerry is
walking
the dog.
Carson
jumped
off a building yesterday.
Eric is
going
home tomorrow.


Examples
He
jumped
all day.
She
danced
last week.
For irregular verbs the past tense is different.
Examples
Today I
begin
my homework.
Yesterday I
began
to gather my thoughts.
I have
begun
my project.
Present simple and continuous forms
Past simple and continuous forms
future simple and continuous forms
Present simple is a form of the present tense. It's called "simple" because it consists of a single word.
Examples:
He
writes
a note.
She
understands
japanese.
We
leave
for Barcelona.
Present continuous is a form of the present tense. To create this tense you add -ing to the end of the verb.
Examples:
He is
eating
chocolate.
She is
writing
a book.
They are
playing
hockey.
Examples:
They
watched
a movie.
He
played
hockey.
She
danced
on Saturdays.
Auxiliary verbs
Compound verbs
Verb categories
verb rules
Past simple form is the basic form of the past tense. To create this form you add -ed to the end of the verb, but only if it a regular verb. There are irregular verbs with different endings.
Past continuous form is when you talk about something which happened at a specific time.
Examples:
He was
arriving
late.
She was
watching
television.
They were
sitting
on a bench.
Future simple is the basic form of the future tense. To create it you add one of the two forms, either "will" or "be going to".
Examples:
Will
you help him with his homework later?
Will
you be meet your friends tomorrow?
I
will
send you an email tomorrow.
Future continuous is a form of the future tense. It is formed by adding will be or shall be.
Examples:
He
will be
going to the movies Sunday night.
She
will be
doing her homework.
They
will be
going to Disneyland in June.
Verb categories are groups of words that have the same principle. The groups are: doing,thinking, saying, feeling, being, having.
Doing verbs:
He
ran
into a wall.
She
danced
for a hour a day.
More examples of verb categories
Thinking verbs:
He
dreamed
about being a famous hockey player.
She
imagined
what it was like in outer space.
Saying verbs:
He
talked
to his friend.
She
sang
her favorite song.
Feeling verbs:
He
liked
hockey.
She
loved
One Direction.
Being verbs:
He
was
friends with Kevin.
She
was
friendly.
Having verbs:
Do you
have
a hat.
She
has
a dance lesson on Monday.
A compound verb is a verb that has an auxiliary verb before it. It is used to form many different tenses in English.
Examples:
He
was playing
hockey yesterday
She
will be dancing
tomorrow.
They
are watching
TV.
An auxiliary verb or a helping verb is used to express the tense, aspect, voice, emphasis, etc. The most common helping verbs are be, do, have and will and shall for the future tense.
Examples:
The treasure chest
was
never
discovered
.
Will
you
walk
the dog tomorrow?
They
have
not
delivered
the mail on time.
1.Two singular subjects connected by either/or or neither/nor require a singular verb
2.When I is one of the two subjects connected by either/or or neither/nor, put it second and follow it with the singular verb.
3.When a singular and plural subject are connected by either/or or neither/nor, put the plural subject last and use a plural verb.
4.As a general rule, use a plural verb with two or more subjects when they are connected by "and".
5.When either and neither are subjects, they always use singular verbs.
6. Use a singular verb with sums of money or periods of time.
7.Collective nouns such as team and staff may be either singular or plural depending on their use in the sentence.
Verb rules examples
1.Neither Jerry nor Jake is available.
2.Neither she nor I am going to the festival.
3.Neither Jenny nor the others are available.
4.A car and a bike are my means of transportation.
5.Either of us is capable of doing the job.
6.Ten dollars is a high price to pay.
7.The staff is in a meeting.
A way to remember verbs
The way to remember it is that the past, the present and the future are all verb tenses.
Running
Skating
Dancing
These are all verbs.
By Kieran B. and Sam Z.
Question
What are the names of the six different verb types?
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