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Transcript of Verbs
Most verbs are regular. To form the past tense you just add "d" or "ed".
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.
his math homework.
There are many different verbs and many different tenses to use, such as the past, the present, and the future.
off a building yesterday.
For irregular verbs the past tense is different.
to gather my thoughts.
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.
Present continuous is a form of the present tense. To create this tense you add -ing to the end of the verb.
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.
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".
you help him with his homework later?
you be meet your friends tomorrow?
send you an email tomorrow.
Future continuous is a form of the future tense. It is formed by adding will be or shall be.
going to the movies Sunday night.
doing her homework.
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.
into a wall.
for a hour a day.
More examples of verb categories
about being a famous hockey player.
what it was like in outer space.
to his friend.
her favorite song.
friends with Kevin.
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.
will be dancing
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.
The treasure chest
the dog tomorrow?
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.
These are all verbs.
By Kieran B. and Sam Z.
What are the names of the six different verb types?