Verbs and Tenses
Tenses are something which tells when the action takes place, took place and will take place. Tense is the first step of any language. In this module, we will learn the different types and their usage.
Verbs are often called an action. This tells us about the activities which we do. We have different forms of the verb which varies tense to tense. wherever there is an activity we use a verb.
It denotes the time of action. Basically, it tells you whether the action happens, happened or is going to happen.
Mainly there are 3 types of tenses which are as follows:
- Present Tense
- Past Tense
- Future Tense
A word which used to describe an action. A verb has the power of changing the sentence.
There are many kinds of the verb which are as follows:
- Action Verbs
- Transitive Verbs
- Intransitive Verbs
- Auxiliary Verbs
- Stative Verbs
- Modal Verbs
- Phrasal Verbs
- Irregular Verbs
|Tenses||Present Tense||Past |
|Ist Form + s/es||IInd Form||Will/Shall + Ist Form|
|Continuous Tense||Is/Am/Are + Ist Form + ing||Was/Were + Ist Form + ing||Will be + Ist Form + ing
|Has/Have + IIIrd Form|
Had + IIIrd Form
|Will Have + IIIrd Form
|Has/Have Been + Ist Form + ing||Had Been + Ist Form + ing||Will Have Been + Ist Form + ing
|Action Verbs||Action Verbs express some action||Run, Dance, Eat, Sleep, Stand, Smile
She runs faster than me
|Transitive Verbs||used with an object which reffers to the person or thing that is affected by the action of verb||Love, Respect,
He loved his girlfriend more than his wife.
|Intransitive Verbs||This verb doesn’t take a direct object hence there is no action received by the object||Laugh, Walk, Eat, trave
John traveled to America.
|Auxiliary Verbs||Auxiliary verbs are helping verbs||Do, did, could, have,
I will go to the cinema after my exam
|Stative Verbs||This verb express a state rather than an action, usually relate to emotions, senses and relationship||see, hear, have, feel
She felt low today because of her bad health
|Modal Verbs||Used to express abilities, possibilities, permissions, and obligation||Can, Must, May, Could, Should, Would
May I go to office now?
You could do this.
|Phrasal Verbs||Its a combination word. They are mainly used to make a meaning out of two worsds||Break down, Run Out, Make Out, Face UP
She ran out of money.
My car broke down.
|Irregular Verbs||Irregular verbs form their past and past participle forms in different ways.||put – put – put
sit – sat – sat
drank – drunk