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"Verb is a word of action."
'Verb' is used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence.
A verb is the part of a sentence that tells us what the subject performs.
A verb is a word, which tells something about some person or thing (an action, event or state). A verb may be a one word or more than one word. All verbs have three forms – Base form, Past Tense & Past Participial but, Auxiliary Verb do not have any.
There are three kinds of verbs :
1. Transitive Verb ( Regular / Irregular Verb ) e.g. The cat killed the mouse.
2. Intransitive Verb ( Main Verb ) e.g. The peacock died.
3. Auxiliary Verb ( Helping / Supporting Verb ) e.g. I am reading my book
With Transitive Verbs action passes from the subject to the object. The word “transitive” is derived from a Latin word trans, which means to “go across.”
Transitive verbs simply express an action and are followed by a direct object (thing or person that receives the action of the verb).
A transitive verb has two characteristics. First, it is an action verb, expressing an activity. Second, it must have a direct object, something or someone who receives the action of the verb.
An easy way to identify the direct object in a sentence is by finding the sentence’s verb and then asking the question, “What?”
1. If you can easily answer the question, the verb has a direct object. Verbs with direct objects are called 'transitive verb'.
2. If the question doesn’t make sense for this sentence, or if you can’t answer it, then the sentence does not have a direct object and you are dealing with an 'intransitive verb'.
"Auxiliary-cum-verbs" are :
These 11 auxiliaries are also used as verbs, therefore, they are called Auxiliary–cum–verbs.
These are used to form Tenses. ( Please refer Tense Table).
"Pure Auxiliary verbs" are :
These 20 auxiliaries only support normal verbs, therefore, they are called Pure Auxiliary Verbs. They are also called Models or Model Auxiliary Verbs.