verb

A verb is the part of speech that indicates what something does, or what it is. It's also the basic component of the predicate of a sentence.

You may know that a verb is just another part of speech, like a noun or an adverb. The verb, however, can be in different tenses, meaning the action might have happened in the past or it might be now, or it could even be planned for the future. So the verb walk in the past tense would be walked, and in the future would be will walk.

DEFINITIONS OF: verb

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n a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

Types:
reflexive verb
a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at the agent
copula, copulative, linking verb
an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
frequentative
a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
Type of:
content word, open-class word
a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned

n the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence

Types:
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auxiliary verb
a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with
infinitive
the uninflected form of the verb
participial, participle
a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses
phrasal verb
an English verb followed by one or more particles where the combination behaves as a syntactic and semantic unit
transitive, transitive verb, transitive verb form
a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
intransitive, intransitive verb, intransitive verb form
a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
split infinitive
an infinitive with an adverb between `to' and the verb (e.g., `to boldly go')
modal, modal auxiliary, modal auxiliary verb, modal verb
an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
present participle
a participle expressing present action; in English is formed by adding -ing
past participle, perfect participle
a participle that expresses completed action
doubly transitive verb, doubly transitive verb form
a transitive verb that takes both a direct and an indirect object
Type of:
major form class
any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
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