Types of verbs

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Types of verbs by Mind Map: Types of verbs

1. Action Verbs

1.1. a verb that expresses physical or mental action. The action verb tells us what the subject of our clause or sentence is doing-physically or mentally.

2. Transitive Verbs

2.1. is used with an object: a noun, phrase, or pronoun that refers to the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb.

3. Intransitive verbs

3.1. does not allow a direct object. This is distinct from a transitive verb, which takes one or more objects. The verb property is called transitivity. Intransitive verbs can often be identified as those which can't be followed by a "who" or a "what".

4. Auxiliary verbs

4.1. are so called because they help to form the various tenses, moods, and voices of other verbs. The principal ones are be, do, and have.

5. Stative verbs

5.1. are verbs that describe a state or situation, not an action. They are used in the Present Simple even if they describe a situation that is true at the moment of speaking or writing.

6. Modal verbs

6.1. We use modal verbs to show if we believe something is certain, probable or possible (or not). We also use modals to do things like talking about ability, asking permission making requests and offers, and so on.

7. Phrasal verbs

7.1. is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves.

8. Irregular verbs

8.1. Irregular verbs are common verbs in the English language that do not follow the simple system of adding “d” or “ed” to the end of the word to form the past tense. That means the spellings can be a little tricky. Some irregular verbs follow patterns, such as drink–drank, spring–sprang, know-knew, and blow-blew but you can’t use those patterns with predictability. Unfortunately, learning irregular verbs means memorization.