Term: Verbs


Verbs are one of the major grammatical groups, and all sentences must contain one. Verbs refer to an action (do, break, walk, etc.) or a state (be, like, own).

The verb tense shows the time of the action or state. Aspect shows whether the action or state is completed or not. Voice is used to show relationships between the action and the people affected by it. Mood shows the attitude of the speaker about the verb, whether it is a declaration or an order. Verbs can be affected by person and number to show agreement with the subject.


See Also: Auxiliary Verb; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Ergative Verb; Finite Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Middle Verb; Modal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase; Main Verb; Parts of Speech

Category: Verbs and Tenses