In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on basic verb forms. She starts by reviewing what a verb is, then moves on to the five major kinds of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, transitive verbs, and intransitive verbs. Then she discusses the basic verb forms: the base form, the present participle form, and the past participle form.
Linking verbs connect a subject to its complement (the element on the other side of the “equal sign”).
Helping verbs help other verbs to construct special tenses.
Transitive verbs connect subjects to direct objects (elements that receive the action of the verb) and sometimes indirect objects (elements that receive the direct object) as well.
Intransitive verbs do not have complements or objects.
The base form of a verb is the first-person singular form, present tense.
The present participle form is created by adding –ing to the base form of the verb.
The past participle form is created by adding –ed or –d to the base form.
Basic Verb Forms
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