Sunday, August 28, 2011


Verbs are words or groups of words that express action or a state of being or condition. They provide the power or the drive for the sentences.
Example: He is walking to work. (action)
Example: She seems happy today. (state of being)
Example: The car handles well. (condition)
BASIC VERB FORMS - A few verb forms are the basis for all verb tenses and phrases. These forms are as follows:

1. Base/Simple Form: the base form of a verb is the simplest form, without a special ending.
2. Infinitive: an infinitive is to + the verb.
3. Past Tense: a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
4. Past Participle: the form of a verb, typically ending in -ed in English, that is used in forming perfect and passive tenses and sometimes as an adjective
5. Present Participle: the form of a verb, ending in -ing in English, which is used in forming continuous tenses
6. Gerund: a form that is derived from a verb but that functions as a noun, in English ending in -ing

1. Example:Children play in the park.
2. Example: Tell them to play here.
3. Example: They played all day yesterday
4. Example: He has played too long.
5. Example: I am playing with her today.
6. Example: Playing is children's work.

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