Find the differences between,
1. Lexical vs. Auxiliary verbs
2. Transitive vs. Intransitive verbs
3. Primary vs. Model auxiliary verbs
4. Finite vs. Non-finite verbs
5. Regular vs. Irregular verbs
6. Stative vs. Dynamic verbs
Lexical verb or full verb is a member of an open
class of verbs.
Typically expresses action.
EX: She comes usually.
I wrote a letter.
• These have a definite relation with the subject. These
verbs are usually the main verb of a clause or sentence.
• They can be changed according to the number, person of
• They are indicative of passive or active voice and tense.
• She walks home.
• She walked home.
• They do not present the main action.
• They do not change according to the number
or person of the subject.
• They do not show tense or voice.
• He likes watching horror movies.
• I like to dance in the parties.
• The sleeping tiger is dangerous.
• I want you think about verbs.
• Drink boiled water always.
Regular & Irregular Verbs
A verb that forms its past tense and past participle by
adding -d or -ed to the base form. (Also known as
a weak verb.)
• The majority of English verbs are regular. They have
four different forms:
• Base form: (the form found in a dictionary)
• -s form: used in the singular third person, present
• -ed form: used in the past tense and past participle
• -ing form: used in the present participle
Ex: Play, Cook, Join …
A verb that does not follow the usual rules for
verb forms. Also known as a strong verb.
Ex. say, get, go, know, think, see, make, come,