What is verb?

  • (noun): A content word that denotes an action or a state.
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Verb

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. In many languages, verbs have a present tense, to indicate that an action is being carried out; a past tense, to indicate that an action has been done; and a future tense, to indicate that an action will be done.

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Some articles on verb:

Slovene Grammar - Verb
... In Slovenian, the verbs are conjugated for 3 persons and 3 numbers ... Verbs also have 4 participles and 2 verbal nouns (infinitive and supine) ...
Verb T
... Verb T (born 11 January 1981) is a UK hip-hop artist and producer based in London also a member of the group The Four Owls ... Verbs is an artist with a unique style and lyrical outlook embracing classic 90's U.S Hip Hop as well as experimenting with new styles with his own production ... Verb T music has covered topics of social awareness, paranoia, drug addiction and self-improvement ...
Chavacano Language - Grammar - Verbs
... In Zamboangueño, Chavacano verbs are mostly Spanish in origin ... In contrast with the other dialects, there is rarely a Zamboangueño verb that is based on or has its origin from other Philippine languages ... Hence, verbs contribute much of the Spanish vocabulary in Chavacano de Zamboanga ...
Verb - Voice
... The voice of a verb expresses whether the subject of the verb is performing the action of the verb or whether the action is being performed on the ... of verbal nouns that describe the action of the verb ... Other languages have attributive verb forms with tense and aspect ...
Don't Feed The Troll - Etymology
... It has been asserted that the verb to troll originates from Old French troller, a hunting term ... A verb "trôler" is found in modern French-English dictionaries, where the main meaning given is "to lead, or drag, somebody about" ... In modern English usage, the verb to troll describes a fishing technique of slowly dragging a lure or baited hook from a moving boat ...

More definitions of "verb":

  • (noun): A word that serves as the predicate of a sentence.

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    The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.
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