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  • 1. By   Marvin Ramos Ramirez  Aristoquieta Mosquera Mena  Juan Carlos Palacios Quesada
  • 2. The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predicate of a sentence.
  • 3. And other condition of the principal verb, modal  verbs haven’t conjugation, tense and they can’t be used without the principal verb. In English, there are ten modal verbs: can could// may might//shall should//will  would //must ought to  May and might are synonymous and suggest an action that can happen in the future. I may / might  This may / might be a bad idea.  It may / might rain tonight. 
  • 4. Group Normal verbs Most verbs are quot;Normal Verbs.quot; These verbs can be used in all tenses. to run, to walk, to eat, to fly, to go, to say, to touch, etc. Group 2 Non-Continuous Verbs These verbs are rarely used in continuous tenses. They include:
  • 5. Abstract Verbs  to be, to want, to cost, to seem, to need, to care, to contain, to owe, to exist... Possession Verbs  to possess, to own, to belong... Emotion Verbs  to like, to love, to hate, to dislike, to fear, to envy, to mind...
  • 6. Mixed Verbs The third group, called quot;Mixed Verbs,quot; is the smallest group. These verbs have more than one meaning. In a way, each meaning is a unique verb. Some meanings behave like quot;Non-Continuous Verbsquot;
  • 7. Some sentences: Donna appears confused – “non continuous”  verb My favorite singer is appearing at the jazz  club tonight – “normal verb” I have a dollar now - “normal verb”  I am having fun now - “normal verb”  She hears the music  She is hearing the music 
  • 8. A regular verb is one that follows the pattern of taking -ed for the past simple and past participle (or -d if the verb ends in -e).
  • 9. A short regular verb list Present past past participle Dance danced danced  Listen listened listened  Watch watched watched  Ask Asked Asked  Finish Finished Finished  Use used used 
  • 10. An irregular verb is one that does not take the -ed ending for the past and past participle forms. Some irregular verbs do not change put put put  while others change completely buy bought bought, 
  • 11. a short list of irregular verbs: Present past past participle Awake awoke awaken  Be was, were been  Become became become  Begin began begun  Choose chose chosen  Cut cut cut  Do did done  Come came come 