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Verb

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Verb is a word used to express action, being or state of being.


We adore God by prayer and sacrifice. (Action) The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity. (Being) The way to heaven lies before us. (State of Being)

* The verb is the most important element of a sentence; without is there can be no sentence.

Verb Phrases - is a group of words used to do the work of a single verb. ex. The third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday. * Any verb used with the principal verb to form its voice, mood and tense is called an auxiliary verb.
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Classification of Verb According to Form


Verbs are divided according to their forms: regular and irregular verbs. A regular verb forms its past tense form and past participle form by adding d or ed to the present tense form. In all cases, with regular verbs, the past tense form and the past participle form are the same.

An irregular verb does not form its past tense form and past participle form by the addition of ed to the present tense. In some cases with irregular verbs, the past tense form and the past participle form are the same; however, in many cases, they are not the same.
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Most of the most common verbs in English usage are irregular verbs in part because historically they have been in the language for the longest time. An auxiliary verb is a verb that is used in conjunction with other verbs to form verb phrases that are the more complex verb tenses. Forms of the verb to be, to have, and to do as well as may, can, should, and shall are the most important auxiliary verbs.

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Properties of Verb
1. Person- states the identity of the subject 1st Person - the one speaking (I, we) 2nd Person - the one spoken to (you) 3rd Person - the one spoken of (they, he, she, it) 2. Number - singular or plural 3. Voice - expresses who did the action and who received it Active - If the subject performed the action, the sentence is in the active voice. ex. Julia made the cake. (Julia, the subject, performed the action of making the cake.) Passive- If the subject received the action, the sentence is in the passive voice. ex. The cake was made by Julia. (The cake which is the subject receives the action of being made.)
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4. Mood-expresses the mood towards the action or state of being Indicative-when the sentence is presented as a fact ex. The earth is the third planet from the sun. Imperative-when the sentence is presented as a command ex. Go to your room. Subjunctive-when the sentence is one of doubt or condition ex. If I were Kurt, I would do that. 5. Tense-denotes the time of the action. Simple Forms a. Present Tense - expresses an unchanging, repeated, or reoccurring action or situation that exists only now. It can also represent a widespread truth. ex. The mountains are tall and white. (Unchanging action) Every year, the school council elects new members. (Recurring action)
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b. Past Tense - expresses an action or situation that was started and finished in the past. Most past tense verbs end in -ed. The irregular verbs have special past tense forms which must be memorized. ex. W.W.II ended in 1945. (Regular -ed past) Ernest Hemmingway wrote "The Old Man and the Sea." (Irregular form)

c. Future Tense - expresses an action or situation that will occur in the future. This tense is formed by using will/shall with the simple form of the verb. ex. The speaker of the House will finish her term in May of 1998. The future tense can also be expressed by using am, is, or are with going to. The surgeon is going to perform the first bypass in Minnesota.
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We can also use the present tense form with an adverb or

Progressive Forms a. Present Progressive Tense - describes an ongoing action that is happening at the same time the statement is written. This tense is formed by using am/is/are with the verb form ending in -ing. ex. The sociologist is examining the effects that racial discrimination has on society. b. Past Progressive Tense - describes a past action which was happening when another action occurred. This tense is formed by using was/were with the verb form ending in -ing. ex. The explorer was explaining the lastest discovery in Egypt when protests began on the streets. c. Future Progressive Tense - describes an ongoing or continuous action that will take place in the future. This tense is formed by using will be or shall be with the verb form ending in -ing. ex. Dr. Jones will be presenting ongoing research on sexist language next week.
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Perfect Forms a. Present Perfect Tense - describes an action that happened at an indefinite time in the past or that began in the past and continues in the present.This tense is formed by using has/have with the past participle of the verb. Most past participles end in -ed. Irregular verbs have special past participles that must be memorized. ex. The researchers have traveled to many countries in order to collect more significant data. (At an indefinite time) Women have voted in presidential elections since 1921. (Continues in the present) b. Past Perfect Tense - describes an action that took place in the past before another past action. This tense is formed by using had with the past participle of the verb. ex. By the time the troops arrived, the war had ended. c. Future Perfect Tense - an action that will occur in the future before some other action. This tense is formed by using will have with the past participle of the verb.
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Perfect Progressive Forms a. Present Perfect Progressive - tense describes an action that began in the past, continues in the present, and may continue into the future. This tense is formed by using has/have been and the present participle of the verb (the verb form ending in -ing). ex. The CEO has been considering a transfer to the state of Texas where profits would be larger. b. Past Perfect Progressive - tense describes a past, ongoing action that was completed before some other past action. This tense is formed by using had been and the present perfect of the verb (the verb form ending in -ing). ex. Before the budget cuts, the students had been participating in many extracurricular activities. c. Future Perfect Progressive - tense describes a future, ongoing action that will occur before some specified future time. This tense is formed by using will have been and the present participle of the verb (the verb form ending in -ing). studying and defining the Indo-European language family for more
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