Sunday, May 4, 2008

Learn English by Learning Verbs, Lesson 6

The verb is a part of a sentence. A verb or a compound verb tells something about the subject of the sentence and tells the actions, events, or states of being.
In each of the following sentences, the verb or compound verb is in bold print:
Students learn English by learning parts of speech.
The verb learn tells what the students do.

In July, Ritesh will take the TOEFL.
The compound verb will take tells the action that Ritesh will take place in the future.

The students were excited to learn English, and hoped they would pass the TOEFL.
In this sentence, the verb were (the simple past tense of "is") tells who the certain persons (students) are. The verb hoped tells a mental action.

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