Category Archives: Verb
We have already discussed transitive and intransitive verbs and auxiliary verbs. Let’s see another form of verbs. Though, it’s more related to tense and verb formation, yet, I have included it in a category of verb.
Strong and Weak Verbs
Strong verbs: A Strong verb is a verb that takes an inter-vowel change in its past and past participle form. Apart from the inter-vowel change, strong verbs may also add or subtract a letter or two to form themselves in past or present participle tense. But this is not distinct and does not follow any pattern. Majority of strong verbs just alter their vowels inside them.
In our previous post, we discussed what Transitive & Intransitive verbs are. Today, we will read about Auxiliary Verbs.
We know that Verb refers to the action of the doer (subject). Auxiliary verbs are those verbs which help the primary verbs in a sentence and help to form a tense or an expression. The word auxiliary means ‘helping’. Hence, the name. Look at these sentence and find the helping verbs.
A verb is a word that tells or asserts some thing about a particular person or a thing. In other words, it’s the action of the subject in a sentence. The word ‘verb’ originates from the Latin word ‘verbum’ which means, a word. A verb may tell us –
What a person or thing does such as,
- John laughs;
- The clock strikes twelve.
What is done to a person or a thing such as,
- Michael is scolded;
- The window is broken.