Flashcards in Grammar Deck (12):
Definition: "helping verb" (often a form of "be," "have," or "do")
Example: "I am working on it."
a verb acting as a noun clause (usually the "-ing" form of the verb)
"eating worms is bad for your health."
Def: verb used for issuing commands
"do it now!"
plain old verb in present tense
"John plays with the ball."
an unconjugated verb to "with" in front of it
"to be, or not to be."
the "-ed" form of a verb
"John has played with the ball many times."
further information about the subject (a verb and its cohorts)
"This test is really bogus."
verb used to express conditional or counterfactual statements
"If I were a rich man..."
a word that introduces a subordinate clause
"since you're awake, I'll just turn on the TV."
transitive verb is incomplete without a direct object, as in the following examples:
The shelf holds.
The shelf holds three books and a vase of flowers.
An intransitive verb, on the other hand, cannot take a direct object:
Ex. This plant has thrived on the south windowsill.
The compound verb “has thrived” is intransitive and takes no direct object in this sentence.
expression of direct address
"Sit, Ubu, sit!"