Type of Verbs, definition and examples

The verb is the part of the sentence that expresses essence, state, action or passion, generally indicating the time and the person.

Thus, when we say I read or read, we mean that it is me or they who perform the action of reading in the present moment.

Similar considerations can be made if the action took place in the past (read, read, read, read) or if it is expected to occur in the future (I will read, we will read).

Verb , is a technical expression of the traditional grammar for a part of speech that expresses an activity , an event or a state, and words like walkthinksail , walk, play are verbs.

The verb expresses not only the three temporal possibilities (present, past and future) but also indicates whether the action is finished or not.

The grammatical sentence requires the existence of a verb, expressed or tacit, which shows the fundamental role that this part of speech plays.

Types of verbs

Verbs are divided into three groups or types: full verbs , auxiliary verbs and modal verbs

Some other types of verbs:

  • Action verbs
  • Regular verbs
  • Irregular verbs
  • Auxiliary verbs
  • Phrasal verbs and
  • B form of verbs

Transitive verb

In the transitive verb the action falls on a person or thing. The object that directly receives the action is called a direct object.

Juan read the letter.

 Nominal Verb

It is one that needs an object or direct object to complete its meaning.

Juan eats vegetables.

 Pronominal Verbs

The pronominal verbs are those that are constructed with reflexive pronouns, of the same person as the subject of the verb.

leave, regret, be ashamed, rejoice, wonder …

 Reflexive verbs

It is the one whose action falls or is reflected on the same subject who performs it (I wash myself). The object is expressed by a personal pronoun. There are exclusively reflexive verbs (dare, repent), while many others are also used as verbs (wash, wash, sleep and fall asleep, etc.).

 Reciprocal Verbs

It is the one that has as its subject two or more people, things or animals that exert an action on others, at the same time that they receive it from them.

Pedro and I say hello

Friends get to know each other.

 Intransitive Verb

In the intransitive verb the action remains in the subject and is complete without the need for a direct object. Many verbs are used as transitives in intransitives, depending on the case.