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Using Verbs
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The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and expresses actions, events, or states of being.

In each of the following sentences, the verb or compound verb appears highlighted:

Dracula bites his victims on the neck.

The verb "bites" describes the action Dracula takes.

In early October, Giselle will plant twenty tulip bulbs.

Here the compound verb "will plant" describes an action that will take place in the future.

My first teacher was Miss Crawford, but I remember the janitor Mr. Weatherbee more vividly.

In this sentence, the verb "was" (the simple past tense of "is") identifies a particular person and the verb "remembered" describes a mental action.

This topic includes:

  • Compound Verbs
  • Auxiliary Verbs
  • Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
  • Linking Verbs
  • Verbals
  • Forming and Using Verb Tenses
  • Frequently-Confused Verbs
  • Using Verb Tenses
  • Using Verb Tenses in Sequence.
  • Using Verb Moods
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