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Definición de “verb” en inglés

verb

noun [C]     /vɜːb/ US  /vɝːb/
A2 a word or phrase that describes an action, condition, or experience: The words 'run', 'keep', and 'feel' are all verbs.Parts of speech Gramática:Compound verbsCompound verbs are two words which combine to make one meaning. The first word is usually a noun, an adjective or a preposition, and the second word is a verb. The words are sometimes written as one word and sometimes joined by hyphens. A good learner’s dictionary will tell you how the compound is normally written:See moreGramática:Verbs: typesSee moreGramática:Main verbsMain verbs have meanings related to actions, events and states. Most verbs in English are main verbs:See moreGramática:Linking verbsSome main verbs are called linking verbs (or copular verbs). These verbs are not followed by objects. Instead, they are followed by phrases which give extra information about the subject (e.g. noun phrases, adjective phrases, adverb phrases or prepositional phrases). Linking verbs include:See moreGramática:Auxiliary verbsThere are three auxiliary verbs in English: be, do and have. Auxiliary verbs come before main verbs.See moreGramática:Modal verbsThe main modal verbs are:See moreGramática:State and action verbsA verb refers to an action, event or state.See moreGramática:VerbsVerbs are one of the four major word classes, along with nouns, adjectives and adverbs. A verb refers to an action, event or state.See moreGramática:Verb phrasesA verb phrase consists of a main verb alone, or a main verb plus any modal and/or auxiliary verbs. The main verb always comes last in the verb phrase:See moreGramática:Verbs: basic formsSee moreGramática:Simple verb phrasesA simple verb phrase consists of a main verb. The verb in a simple verb phrase shows the type of clause (e.g. declarative, imperative):See moreGramática:Complex verb phrasesA complex verb phrase may include one modal verb and one or more auxiliary verbs before the main verb. A modal verb always comes before any auxiliary verbs:See moreGramática:Verbs and verb phrases: typical errorsSee moreGramática:Verbs: the three basic formsMain verbs have three basic forms: the base form, the past form and the -ed form (sometimes called the ‘-ed participle’):See moreGramática:Regular verbsMost verbs in English are regular. Regular verbs add -ing to the base form to make the -ing form, and -ed to the base form to make the past simple and the -ed form.See moreGramática:Irregular verbsIrregular verbs follow the same rules as regular verbs for the present simple but have different forms for the past simple and the -ed form.See moreGramática:Verbs: formationSee moreGramática:Identifying verbsIt is not always possible to identify a verb by its form. However, some word-endings (suffixes) can show that the word is probably a verb.See more
(Definition of verb noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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