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The verb

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Stian Melchior

on 25 November 2014

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Transcript of The verb

The verb
The verb element
One verb, two verbs, three verbs, four...
There can be many verbs forming a verb phrase in a sentence.

I
saw
an elephant.
I
haven't seen
an elephant.
Did
I
see
an elephant?
I
shouldn't have been seeing
an elephant.

This shows how verbs can be built up by several
auxiliary
verbs.
Auxiliary verbs - hjelpeverb
Regular and irregular
Regular verbs follow the rules and come in 4 forms:
base form, -s form, -ing form and -ed form.

Look - looks - looking - looked

Irregular verbs do not follow the rules at all and come in many numbers of forms.

begin - began - begun
bleed - bled - bled
cost - cost - cost
Tense
Infinitive
I like
to
eat.
We like
to
eat.

Present tense
He like
s
food.
We like food.

Past tense
I lik
ed
to eat.
We lik
ed
to eat.

Future tense
I
will
do it tomorrow!
We
will
do it tomorrow!
must

red
= auxiliary verb
must have

blue
= main verb
must have been
must have been being
must have been being

kissed

Main verb is the most important verb in the verb phrase. We call it the HEAD. Just like you can't walk around without a brain, verb phrases need their heads in the right place too!

Main verbs are action verbs.



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