BEL 120<br />VERB<br />
INTRODUCTION<br />
DEFINITION of VERB<br />Word that expresses what someone or something does, what they are or what happens to them .<br />o...
Action verb<br />Expresses what someone or something does.<br />Verbs can be classified into :<br />
TRANSITIVE<br />
INTRANSITIVE<br />
NON-ACTION VERB<br />Do not express any action.<br />Used to refer to physical characteristics and conditions.<br />Can be...
Be verbs<br />Note : am /is/areis used to refer to present time.<br />was/were is used to refer to past time.<br />
Be verbs continue…<br />
Linking verbs<br />
Example of linking verb<br />I know the lady who works at the checkout counter.<br />However, she does not recognise me.<b...
Auxiliary verbs<br />Support and give meaning to the main verbs.<br /> examples :can,could,will,would,shall,should,may,<br...
To express possibility
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  1. 1. BEL 120<br />VERB<br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION<br />
  3. 3. DEFINITION of VERB<br />Word that expresses what someone or something does, what they are or what happens to them .<br />often defined as a word which shows action or state of being. <br />The verb is the heart of a sentence - every sentence must have a verb. <br />One of the most important things about verbs is their relationship to time. <br />
  4. 4. Action verb<br />Expresses what someone or something does.<br />Verbs can be classified into :<br />
  5. 5. TRANSITIVE<br />
  6. 6. INTRANSITIVE<br />
  7. 7. NON-ACTION VERB<br />Do not express any action.<br />Used to refer to physical characteristics and conditions.<br />Can be categorised into : <br />
  8. 8. Be verbs<br />Note : am /is/areis used to refer to present time.<br />was/were is used to refer to past time.<br />
  9. 9. Be verbs continue…<br />
  10. 10. Linking verbs<br />
  11. 11. Example of linking verb<br />I know the lady who works at the checkout counter.<br />However, she does not recognise me.<br />He owns a fleet of private jets.<br />The fruit pie looks incredibly appetizing.<br />It smells delicious<br />It probably tastes good too.<br />
  12. 12. Auxiliary verbs<br />Support and give meaning to the main verbs.<br /> examples :can,could,will,would,shall,should,may,<br />might,oughtto,had better<br />Functions of auxiliary verbs :<br /><ul><li>To express ability
  13. 13. To express possibility
  14. 14. To express permission
  15. 15. To express advice
  16. 16. To express necessity</li></li></ul><li>FUNCTIONS OF AUXILIARY VERBS<br />
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