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    How to find verbs in sentences?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by WritingNoob, Jan 25, 2011.

    hey all, i know this must sound basic, but i'm just trying to brush up on some stuff.

    are there any good sites i could look at to help me with this?

    this is what i've been looking at so far:

    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/verb.htm

    thanks
     
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    Hey, I don't know about sites for it, but a verb is basically any word that shows WHAT is being done...words like run, sit, walk, be (is/was etc), show, tell, like, eat etc. Hope that helps any!
     
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    A verb explains what someone or something does: runs, eats, flows, is, says, catches, faints, and so on. There's really not much more to it. If you have a more specific question about what you don't understand, I'll try to answer.
     
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    Watch all the "Grammar Rock" episodes on YouTube.

    o/~ "Verb! That's where the action is!"
     
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    The easiest test for a verb: you can put "to" in front of it. To run, to play, to sing, to do, to be ("or not to be")...
     
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    great, thanks.

    is this accurate?
     
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    If you use "to be (verb)ing" for continuous tense and just "to (verb)" for simple.
     
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    That is a great tip.
     

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