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OVERVIEW OF NOUN VERB

1) verb: a word that serves as the predicate of a sentence

2) verb: a content word that denotes an action or a state

noun verb has 2 sense(s) (first 2 from tagged texts)


verb (Wikipedia)
This article is about the part of speech. For the physical activity program, see VERB (program). For English usage of verbs, see English verbs.
Examples
  • I washed the car yesterday.
  • The dog ate my homework.
  • John studies English and French.
  • Lucy enjoys listening to music.

A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand). In the usual description of English, the basic form, with or without the particle to, is the infinitive. In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice. A verb may also agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Verbs have tenses: present, to indicate that an action is being carried out; past, to indicate that an action has been done; future, to indicate that an action will be done.

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