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Verbs Definition and Examples

Definition of Verb

verb is a word or a combination of words that indicates action or a state of being or condition. A verb is the part of a sentence that tells us what the subject performs. Verbs are the hearts of English sentences.


  • Jacob walks in the morning. (A usual action)
  • Mike is going to school. (A condition of action)
  • Albert does not like to walk. (A negative action)
  • Anna is a good girl. (A state of being)


There are six basic forms of verbs. These forms are as follows:

  • Base form: Children play in the field.
  • Infinitive: Tell them not to play
  • Past tense: They played football yesterday.
  • Past participle: I have eaten a burger.
  • Present participle: I saw them playing with him today.
  • Gerund: Swimming is the best exercise.



Helping verbs or auxiliary verbs are verbs that have no meaning on their own. They are necessary for the grammatical structure of the sentence, but they do not tell us much alone.


  • People must start donating in charity.

Main verbs are verbs that have a meaning of their own. They tell us something.


  • Aslam is going to school.
  • They are walking in the park.
  • I have seen a movie.
  • Do you drink tea?
  • Don’t waste your time.
  • Please, do submit your assignments


A transitive verb is a verb that requires an object to receive the action. 

For example:

  • John kicked the ball. (The verb ‘kick’ demands an object to be kicked)
  • I painted the car. (The verb ‘paint’ demands an object to be painted)
  • She is reading the newspaper. (The verb ‘read’ asks the question “what is she reading?” – the answer is the object)


An intransitive verb does not take an object. An intransitive verb is one which is complete in itself, or which is completed by other words without requiring an object.              

For example:

  • She smiled. (The verb ‘smile’ cannot have any object since the action of ‘smiling’ does not fall upon anything/anyone)
  • wake up at 6 AM. (No object is needed for this verb)


Modal verbs are auxiliary verbs that are used to express abilities, possibilities, permissions, and obligations.

Can, Could, May, Might, Will, Would, Must, Shall, Should, Ought to.

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