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What is a verb? Types of verbs and examples in English grammar parts of speech.


  • Introduction to verbs
  • What is a verb? (Definition and Examples)
  • How to identify verbs?
  • Types of Verbs – An Overview (Action Verbs, Transitive Verbs, Intransitive Verbs, Auxiliary Verbs, Stative Verbs, Modal Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Irregular Verbs)
  • Examples of Verbs in Sentences
  • Importance of verbs in writing
  • Functions of verbs in English language
  • What’s the grammatical function of a verb?

Introduction to verbs

Verb is the word in a sentence which specify an action, a state of being, or possession. Some examples are under:-


State of being


walk to university. feel exhausted. This belongs to me.
He runs slowly. You look fantastic! She has great ideas.
They drink cold water. You and she are tall. They had five mangoes.

What is a verb?

Verbs are the action words in a sentence which narrate that what subject is performing. Along with nouns, verbs are the most important part of a sentence or phrase. Actually, in the absence of a verb, full thoughts can’t be appropriately conveyed. In fact, a verb can be a sentence. Here is a some examples of use of verbs in sentence as following:-

  • They ran  away.
  • He eats chocolate cake on Monday.
  • The horses gallop across the road

How to identify verbs?

As for concern about to identifying verbs in sentences, you can see from the examples which were mentioned above, one hint to help you recognize a verb is its location contrast to the subject. Verbs practically every time come after a noun or pronoun. Here are some example to identify verbs in a sentence as under:-

  1. He eats his dinner quickly.
  2. They went to the bazaar.
  3. You write sprucely in your notebook.

Types of Verbs

  • Action Verbs:- An action verb is a verb which demonstrate physical or mental action.

Action verb examples:

  1. Run
  2. Dance
  3. Slide
  4. Jump
  5. Think
  6. Do
  7. Go
  8. Stand
  9. Smile
  10. Listen.
  • Transitive Verbs:-transitive verb has two attribute. First, it is an action verb, indicating a doable venture like kick, want, paint, write, eat, clean, etc. Second, it must have a straight object, something or someone who collects the action of the verb.

Examples of Transitive verb:

  1. Love
  2. Respect
  3. Tolerate
  4. Believe
  5. Maintain.
  • Intransitive Verbs:- Intransitive verb is action verb which communicate doable activities. They are different from transitive verbs.
  • Auxiliary Verbs:- This type of verbs are also known as helping verbs. 

Auxiliary verb examples:

  1. Would
  2. Should
  3. Do
  4. Can
  5. Did
  6. Could
  7. May
  • Modal Verbs:- They are auxiliary verbs which you can use to express abilities, possibilities, permissions, and obligations.

Here are examples of Modal Verbs:

  1. Can
  2. Must
  3. May
  4. Should
  5. Would

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