Kinds or Types of Verb
Kinds or Types of Verb
As we have shared in the previous post that a Verb is an action word in a sentence that describe what the subject is doing. And for continuing our discussion about VERB, here we are going to discuss about Kinds or Types of Verb.
Actually, there are two groups of main verbs, action verbs (Transitive Verbs and Intransitive Verbs) and no-action verbs (To Be and Linking Verbs), but we break down into four Kinds types of main verbs. And Helping Verbs. (Also read : Kinds and Examples of Auxiliary TO BE)
Transitive verbs are those action verbs that can have a noun attached directly to them.
- She writes a book.
- They hit ball,
- The students answer questions.
Intransitive verbs are those action verbs that cannot attach directly to a noun; they need the help of a preposition. (Also read other article at : Fungsi dan Rumus Modal WOULD)
- We walk to the drug store.
- He slept on the sofa.
- they comply with the regulations.
The verb to be can serve either as a main verb or as an auxiliary verb. When it acts as a main verb, it typically couples a grammatical subject with an adjective(predicate adjective).
- Robert is fat.
- George is absent.
- The sunset is beautiful.
Or it couples a grammatical subject with another noun (predicate noun).
- Hayam Wuruk is King.
- War is hell.
- Parrot is animal.
Or it might couple a grammatical subject with a phrase.
- The book is in the bag.
- The broom is by the door.
- He is from the South.
When it acts as an auxiliary verb, the verb to be forms the progressive tense.
- We are studying grammar.
- She was buying cake.
Or it acts as an auxiliary verb in the passive voice.
- The ball was hit by andik Virmasyah.
- The tree is cut by Aunty.
- The tea is drunk by our father.
Linking verbs are non-be verbs that link a grammatical subject to an adjective
- Watermelon tastes good.
- She feels ill.
Or Linking verbs are non-be verbs that link a grammatical subject to a noun
- He seems an honest man.
- She looks an artist.
Or Linking verbs are non-be verbs that link a grammatical subject to a phrase
- He looks out of sorts.
Those are the four types of main verbs: (1) action transitive, (2) action intransitive, (3) no action to be, and (4) no action linking verb. (Also read other article at : Togetherness More than family)
The fifth kind of verb is not a main verb, but an auxiliary verb, also called a helping verb. It does not form a sentence all by itself. Instead, it hooks up with a main verb and helps it show various tenses or conditions or states.
- By the time I arrived, he had completed the assignment.
- She can sing a good song.
- They do not stay here any more.
I think that’s all the grammar material about Kinds or Types of Verb we can share for this occasion. We hope the post about Kinds or Types of Verb above can be useful to improve our English, especially about grammar material. (Also read other article at : Soal UNBK Biologi SMA Bagian 1)