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