VerbsA Lesson by Gothic Girl
Verbs are simply words that convey or show actions.
1.) I ate an apple.
What word in the sentence shows an action?
- "ate" implies an action. Therefore, "ate" is a verb.
2.) My mother cooks to impress.
Notice that there are 2 potential verbs in this sentence: cooks & impress. But which one is the true verb?
- "cooks" is the real verb. Although "impress" is an action, it is not simply a verb. Notice that "impress" is preceded by the word "to". A phrase that is a combination of the words "to" + "a verb" is called an INFINITIVE.
Added on August 28, 2012
Last Updated on August 28, 2012
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