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
In each of the following sentences, the
verb or compound verb appears
- Dracula bites his victims on the neck.
The verb "bites" describes the action Dracula
- In early October, Giselle will plant twenty tulip
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
- Forming and Using Verb Tenses
- Frequently-Confused Verbs
- Using Verb Tenses
- Using Verb Tenses in Sequence.
- Using Verb Moods