In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on verbs. She starts by explaining what a verb is, then she goes to to the kinds of verbs: action, linking and helping verbs. She also discusses the basic verb forms.
Action verbs describe actions. Linking verbs connect subjects to subject complements (nouns, adjectives) and can be replaced with an equal sign. Helping verbs are paired with other verbs to form special tenses.
Verbs change form according person, number, and tense.
The base form of a verb is the first-person singular form. The present participle is formed by adding the suffix –ing to the base form. The past participle form is formed by adding the suffix –ed or –d to the base form.
Simple past, present, and future tenses describe events in the past, present, and future respectively. Perfect tenses describe actions that are complete as of the time in question. Progressive tenses describe actions that are ongoing as of the time in question.
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