Linking Verbs. Defination, Examples And Exrecise

Definition: Unlike action verbs, linking verbs show a relationship between the subject of the sentence and a noun or adjective being linked to it.   I am putty in his hand. Dream come true when we believe in them.   The most common linking verbs are forms of the verb to be: am, is, are, was, were, being, been. Other […]

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Types of Verb Mood Chart, Definition, Examples and Exercise

Types of Verb Mood Chart, Definition, Examples and Exercise are the best options for students, they can understand well this chapter. Types of Verb Mood in English There are 4 types of verb of moods in English, but mostly are used three except infinitive mood of verb. Types of Verb Mood Indicative Mood Imperative Mood Subjunctive Mood Infinitive Mood

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Shifts in verb tense.Definition and Example

Definition: A shift in verb tense is when the writer changes from one tense to another. Sometimes it is done on purpose, but some writers accidentally switch back and forth. Accidental shifting usually happens when a writer begins writing as if he or she is watching the story. It is usually told in past tense. Then as the writer gets […]

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Tenses of Verbs. Definition, Types and Examples

Definition: Tenses tell us when an action happened. Simple Tenses: Simple Tenses Past Present Future Walked Ate Walk Eat  Will walk Will eat   Simple tenses use the past form, the present form, and the present form with the helping verb will. Last Sunday, I watched a movie. Today I watch movie and my sister watches Next Sunday, I will watch […]

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Irregular Verbs. Definition,Examples and Exercise

Irregular Verbs Definition: Irregular verbs are verbs that do not form the past and participle by adding -ed. All irregular verbs form the present participle by adding -ing. Irregular verbs may change vowels, consonants, both vowels and consonants, or may stay the same. Infinitive Present Present Participle Past Past Participle To see See, sees seeing Saw Have seen To fly […]

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Principal Parts of Verb

Definition:  In English there are four principal parts, or forms, of a verb. If you study foreign languages, many languages have six forms of each verb for each tense. That’s a lot of memorizing. English uses helping verbs and the four principal parts to show the tenses. base/present present participle Past past participle Walk(s) Walking Walked Walked Dance(s) Dancing Danced […]

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The Verb To Be. Defination, Examples And Exercise

The verb to be can be used as 3 different types of verbs.   State-of-being: Bob is ill.   Helping: My friends were late.   Linking: I am the first student to graduate from my family.   Hint: if to be is followed by when or where (an adverb), it is a state-of-being (a type of action) verb.   Find […]

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Action V/s. Linking Verb

Definition: The verbs appear, become, feel, grow, look, remain, seem, smell, sound,  stay, taste, and turn can act either as linking verbs or action verbs. You have to understand the relationships in the sentence. Action:             He accepted my apology. Linking: The child will be tall five years from now. Find out Linking and Action verb from the example for exercise: The ghost appeared […]

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