Types of Verbs in English and Arabic
English regular verbs • A regular verb is a verb following the normal pattern of inflection which means that past tense is formed by adding –ed. • Examples include: No. Verb Simple Past 1 to walked 2 to looked 3 to used 4 to worked 5 to called
Irregular verbs No. Verb Simple Past Participle 1 to be were been 2 to have had 3 to do did done 4 to say said 5 to go went gone
Transitive or intransitive • A transitive verb is one that only makes sense if it exerts its action on an object. Examples of Transitive Verbs Monotransitive: - I bought a car. - She ate an apple. - The thief stole one bag. Ditransitive: - John sent her an email. - We bought her a gift.
Intransitive verbs - Examples of intransitive verbs: • Appear • Arrive • Continue • Cry • Happen • Seem • Smile
State verbs • Emotion: love, like, hate, dislike, want, need • Thought: know, believe, remember • Possession: have, own, belong • Sense: see, hear, smell, seem