Verb- a Part of Speech
We call a verb an action word.
The verb is an integral part of speech.
Verbs give proper meaning to the sentences.
A verb is a word that says something about a person, place, or thing.
We use Verbs to describe-
- An action
- State of being
The Function of a Verb
We shall take some sentences to see what the function of verbs in the sentence is-
- The publisher published a fiction.
- She is charming as well as talkative.
If we write the above sentences as-
- The publisher a fiction
- She very beautiful as well as talkative
These sentences don’t make sense, but in the above sentences, we get a complete sense of the sentences because of the words ‘published’ and ‘is.’
We can also call these words ‘action words.’
Use of verbs
We use verbs to explain about-
- What a person or thing does
- What is done to a person or thing
- How a person or thing is
What a person or a thing does, as,
- Students study in the library.
- Baby cries loudly.
- Hound ran after the dear.
- The cleaner cleans all four rooms and the balcony daily.
What is done to a person or thing, as,
- Soham was cheated by his friends.
- Four-wheeler vehicle is parked in no parking area.
- The paper is torn.
- A large tree of hundred years old was cut to broaden the road.
How a person or thing is, as,
Use of more than one word as a verb
Always, we use more than one word as a verb in a sentence, such as,
- The girls were studying in the library.
- We are singing a national song at the start of an event.
- On that day, Pranav was carrying his lunch box.
- He has taught that lesson.
- Charu had watched that movie.
- I am washing clothes.
- The wall has been built.
- Students have been studying.
- The patient has been admitted to the hospital.
- Forms of Verb
- List of Irregular Verbs
- List of Verb Forms with ‘ed.’