The verb comes from the Latin verb, the meaning, a word. It is called that because it is the most important word in a sentence. A verb is a word that is used to affirm something about a person or thing. (d) If the subject is plural but represents a single figure or quantity, a singular verb is required. One hundred kilometres is a long distance. A thousand rupees is not much these days. Dal and Roti are a dinner in northern India. A Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is a famous novel. Regular and irregular verbs The simple past of most verbs ends in -ed.
These verbs are called regular verbs. Rule 3: The verb in either or, by or by a sentence, is closest to the name or pronoun. Examples of Rule 8: With words that give parts (z.B. a quantity, a majority, a few, all — Rule 1, which is listed above in this section, is reversed, and we are directed after nostun according to bytun. If the name is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural. We use a plural verb. Examples have and have the verbs and have used to say what people own or possess.
They are also used to talk about things that people do or receive, such as diseases. These words are the simple form of the present of the verb to have. Exceptions (i) The verb `be` and its forms are an exception to this rule: it is a friend. I`m your friend. They`re friends. Rule 7: Use a single verb with distances, periods, sums of money, etc. if they are considered a unit. Examples B. Read each sentence and turn the right verb (was or summer) to complete each sentence. B. Route: Read each sentence and select the correct verb in parentheses.
Example: Verb Object Agreement When you write a sentence, you need to make sure the subject and verb match. If the subject is a single name, or pronoune him, she or her, you need a singular verb. Use a plural verb if the subject is a plural noun, or the pronoun us, you or her. Collective nouns can be used with singular or plural verbs. If the members of the group all act together as one, use a singular verb. If group members act as individuals, use a plural verb. Fill the spaces with appropriate verb shapes. Select the answers in the brackets options. Question 8.
(i) Furniture in the classroom was new (ii) Furniture in the classroom is new (iii) Furniture in the classroom is new (iv) Furniture in the classroom is/was new 4. The following verbs may be regular or irregular: Here are the basic rules of the verb-subject agreement. Add the correct form of the contemporary form of verbs in parentheses in the following sentences: 1. The new planes …………. Very quickly. (Mouches) 2. The river……….. It`s good in the summer. (see) 3. Mangoes…………. Freshness.
(see) 4. A friend of mine…………. In the same school as me. I read it. 5. The owners of this factory…………. very rich and ………….. in big houses. (be, live) 6. Some women…………. All aboard………….. She`s sick.
(Aversion, do) 7. Boys………….. every day at school. (go) 8. It……………. to see pictures. (how) 9. I………….. like him……….. That`s right. (Miracles, do) 10. you…………..
what………….. This is me. (Knowledge, trouble) Rule 5b: Parentheses are not part of the subject. Example: Action Verbs: Action verbs express certain actions and are used whenever you want to show the action or discuss someone doing something. Transitive verbs: Transitive verbs are action verbs that always express dual activities. These verbs always have direct objects, which means that someone or something receives the action of the verb. Intransitive verbs: Intransitive verbs are action verbs that always express dual activities. No direct object follows an intransitative verb. Auxiliary verbs: Auxiliary verbs are also called helping verbs and used with a main verb to display the form of the verb or to form a question or a negative.