There are three conjugations of verbs in English: the base form, the past tense form, and the present participle form.
Let’s start by defining verbs. If you look up verb in the dictionary, it says: a word used to describe an action, state or occurrence. There are three main types of verbs: action verbs, helping verbs and linking verbs.
Check out these examples of each type of verb to help your students (and you) gain a better understanding of the verb types.
The action verb is the type students are mostly likely familiar with. Action verbs describe what someone or something does. Here are some examples:
Helping verbs help the main verb describe the action. Examples:
Linking verbs describe a condition. You could say they link a subject to a noun or adjective in a sentence. Here are some examples:
These are verbs that don’t follow the “-ed” pattern when in the past tense. Examples: