When I was a child, my teachers taught me: "A verb is an action word." I too taught the same to children when I became a teacher.
It never occurs to young students to ask where the action word is in the sentence: I am a student.
If a smart little one asked you that question, you'd be faced with a bit of a challenge, wouldn't you?
Little children's language stomachs can only digest the milk of English grammar. But you as a smart adult are surely looking for more solid food.
So here are some verb-dishes for you. Try all, but not all on one day; lest you get grammatical indigestion!
You will find here a learner-centered explanation with words which help you visualize the verb-family.
Click here for the page What is a Verb?
Shows you that verb-types are based on how they are classified. Verbs can be classified according to...
The parts refer to the five single-word forms of a verb, including its base form. We also learn here the basis for the division into regular and irregular verbs.
We begin here with a list of Finite and Non-Finite Verbs (formed from one verb 'to eat') to illustrate how finites and non-finites are formed.
Subject-Verb Agreement is a problem area for many. Fact is that everything here is based on one single rule. This page explains what and how we need to understand and apply the rule.
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A topic we have learned in school year after year; yet few have confidence in the use of it.
This page will guide you how to approach this topic so that you can have an intimate understanding and relish of the topic and be able to guide others to a better understanding.
This page will help you to understand...