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Verbs and use of verbs

base form

-ing form

past simple

-ed form

commit

committing

committed

committed

develop

developing

developed

developed

prefer

preferring

preferred

preferred

visit

visiting

visited

visited

Use of Verbs

continuous

be + -ing form

he was talking 

perfect

have + -ed form

they all have came

passive

be + -ed form

his car was stolen from outside her house.

interrogative

do + subject + base form

Do he work for you

negative

do + not + base form

It didn’t last very long.

emphatic

do (stressed) + base form

It does matter in his life

Modal verbs

Modal verbs express an attitude [ Verb + attitude]

Core modal verbscancouldmaymightwillshallwouldshouldmust

Semi-modalsdare, needought toused to

Will you go there?

direct 

Would you go there?

polite 

Verb phrases
Verbs
Verbs and verb phrases: typical errors
Verbs: basic forms
Irregular verbs
Regular verbs
Verbs: formation
Compound verbs
Identifying verbs
Verbs: multi-word verbs
Phrasal verbs
Phrasal-prepositional verbs
Prepositional verbs
Prepositional verbs or phrasal verbs?

Verbs: types

  1. Auxiliary verbs
  2. Linking verbs
  3. Main verbs
  4. Modal verbs
  5. State and action verbs

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