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IBPS English Verbs Notes for Bank Exam

A verb is one of the main parts of a sentence in English.You cannot have a sentence without a verb.A verb word , from the Latin "verbum "meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax brings an action, an occurrence , or a state of being.

The verb signals an action, an occurrence, or a state of being. Whether mental, physical, or mechanical, verbs always express activity.

 

Examples

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Kinds of verbs

There are five kinds of verbs are as follows:-

Intransitive verbsTransitive verbsAuxiliary VerbsStative VerbsModal VerbsPhrasal VerbsIrregular Verbs

Intransitive verbs are action verbs that always express doable activities. No direct object follows an intransitive verb.

Examples : 1. The woman spoke softly.

2. The athlete ran faster than the official.

3. The boy wept.

Auxiliary verbs are also known as helping verbs, and are used together with a main verb to show the verb’s tense or to form a question or negative.Auxiliary verbs is called helping verbs.

Examples : 1.Does Sam write all his own reports?

2.The secretaries haven’t written all the letters yet.

3. Terry is writing an e-mail to a client at the moment.


Stative verbs can be recognized because they express a state rather than an action. They typically relate to thoughts, emotions, relationships, senses, states of being, and measurements.

Examples :  1.Paul feels rotten today. He has a bad cold.

2.Do you recognize him? He is a famous rock star.

3.Our client appreciated all the work we did for him.

Modal verbs are auxiliary verbs that are used to express abilities, possibilities, permissions, and obligations.

Examples : 1.Can/could/be able to

2.May/might

3.Shall/should

4.Must/have to

5.Will/would

Irregular verbs are those that don’t take on the regular spelling patterns of past simple and past participle verbs.

Examples : 1.Go

                   2.Get

                   3.Say

                   4.See

                   5.Think

                   6.Make

                   7.Take

                  8.Come

                  9.Know

Lists of verb

List of Verbs

Present

Past (-ed form)

Past Participle (-en form)

arise

arose

arisen

ask

asked 

asked

attack

attacked

attacked

awaken

awakened OR awoke

awakened

bear

bore

borne/born

begin

began

begun

blow

blew

blown

break

broke

broken

bring

brought

brought

burst

burst

burst

choose

chose

chosen

cling

clung

clung

come

came

come

dive

dived OR dove

dived

do

did

done

drag

dragged

dragged

draw

drew

drawn

drink

drank

drunk

drive

drove

driven

drown

drowned

drowned

eat 

ate

eaten

fall

fell

fallen

fly

flew

flown

forgive

forgave

forgiven

freeze

froze

frozen

get

got

got OR gotten

give

gave

given

go 

went

gone

grow

grew

grown

hang (things)

hung

hung

hang (people)

hanged

hanged

happen

happened

happened

know

knew

known

lay

laid

laid

lead

led

led

lie

lay

lain

loosen

loosened

loosened

lose

lost

lost

pay

paid

paid

ride

rode

ridden

ring

rang

rung

rise

rose

risen

run

ran

run

see

saw

seen

set

set

set

shake

shook

shaken

shrink

shrank OR shrunk

shrunk OR shrunken

sing

sang

sung

sink

sank OR sunk

sunk

sit

sat

sat

speak

spoke

spoken

spin

spun

spun

spit

spat

spat

spring

sprang OR sprung

sprung

steal

stole

stolen

sting

stung

stung

stink

stank OR stunk

stunk

strive

strove

striven 

study

studied

studied

swear

swore

sworn

swim

swam

swum

swing

swung

swung

take

took

taken

tear

tore

torn

throw

threw

thrown

wake

woke OR waked

woken OR waked

wear

wore

worn

weave

wove

woven

wring

wrung

wrung

write

wrote

written

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