Verb is called a doing word. It shows action.
A verb is a word used for saying something about some person or thing.
Kinds of Verb
Transitive verb-In some sentences, the action passes over from the subject to the object. Verbs used in these sentences are called Transitive Verb
· He wrote a letter.
· She has helped me.
Intransitive Verb-there is some sentences in which the action does not pass over from the subject to the object.
The sun shines brightly.
· Birds fly.
· Helping verbs
We have seen that five helping verbs are used to express tense forms-
Present/Past indefinite- do/does, did
Future Indefinite – will, shall
Continuous – be (am/is/are, was, were, be)
Perfect – Have (has/have, had)
Since verbs cannot function in these forms without these Helping verbs, these five helping words are called Primary or Principal Helping Verb.
· I shall go.
· You will do this.
· May he pass!
Difference between the nature of Helping Verb from Main Verb-
Ø Helping verb has no independent meaning and is never used independently.
Ø Helping verb is used to make negative sentences and questions.
Ø Helping Verb and not may be contracted as one word.
Ø Verb has the following characteristics.