Verbs (Main and Helping) : English for SBI IBPS Bank PO/ Clerk Exams

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“Verb describes the action or the state of the subject.”

Action means some work. Now it is not necessary that words describing any physical action or work are verbs. Definition of Verb includes non-physical or mental work also.

Suppose, you are lying on the bed and missing your girlfriend. You might think that you are not doing any physical work but still your brain is functioning, hence such a work ‘to miss’, even if being performed by your brain, is also considered as a verb.

Examples: Sleeping, working, walking, is, was, will, be, feeling, smelling etc.

Verbs are of Two Types:

  • Main Verb – is a word that describes the action of the subject.
    Examples: to dance, to sing, to think, to read, to write, to see, to move, to miss, to beat etc.
  • Helping Verb or Auxiliary Verb –  It describes the state of the subject in a sentence.
    Examples: is, am, are, was, were, has, have, had, do, does, did, will etc.

Forms of Verb

The Form of Verb is something that helps us in Tense. A Verb has three forms, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We will see 3 forms of some commonly used verbs.

1st Form2nd Form3rd Form
bewas/werebeen
becomebecamebecome
bringbroughtbrought
buyboughtbought
catchcaughtcaught
comecamecome
choosechosechosen
dodiddone
drinkdrankdrunk
 eatateeaten
 enjoyenjoyedenjoyed
 findfoundfound
 forgotforgotforgotten
 getgotgot
 givegavegiven
 growgrewgrown
 holdheldheld
 havehadhad
 lielaylain
 loselostlost
 likelikedliked
 makemademade
 paypaidpaid
 sellsoldsold
 spendspentspent
 thinkthoughtthought

 

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