Agriculture
Watering the Air
Vitamin D-licious Mushrooms
Hungry bug seeks hot meal
Amphibians
Newts
Toads
Salamanders and Newts
Animals
Eyes on the Depths
New Mammals
Monkeys Count
Behavior
Dino-bite!
Two monkeys see a more colorful world
Training Your Brain to Feel Less Pain
Birds
Roadrunners
Backyard Birds
Finches
Chemistry and Materials
Small but WISE
Gooey Secrets of Mussel Power
Salt secrets
Computers
The Shape of the Internet
Hitting the redo button on evolution
Look into My Eyes
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Dino Takeout for Mammals
Dino-bite!
Dino Babies
E Learning Jamaica
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Earth
Hints of Life in Ancient Lava
Coral Islands Survive a Tsunami
Greener Diet
Environment
City Trees Beat Country Trees
A 'Book' on Every Living Thing
Will Climate Change Depose Monarchs?
Finding the Past
Big Woman of the Distant Past
The Puzzle of Ancient Mariners
A Long Trek to Asia
Fish
Perches
Seahorses
Electric Catfish
Food and Nutrition
A Pepper Part that Burns Fat
Making good, brown fat
Food for Life
GSAT English Rules
Pronouns
Order of Adjectives
Who vs. That vs. Which
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
Tarrant High overcoming the odds
Preparing for the GSAT Exam
GSAT Scholarship
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
GSAT Mathematics
10 Common Mistakes When Preparing for the GSAT Math Test
Prime Time for Cicadas
Setting a Prime Number Record
Human Body
From Stem Cell to Any Cell
A Long Trek to Asia
Walking to Exercise the Brain
Invertebrates
Sea Urchin
Wasps
Mussels
Mammals
Koalas
Echidnas
Badgers
Parents
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
How children learn
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
Physics
Road Bumps
Spin, Splat, and Scramble
One ring around them all
Plants
Springing forward
Fastest Plant on Earth
Seeds of the Future
Reptiles
Cobras
Geckos
Caimans
Space and Astronomy
Witnessing a Rare Venus Eclipse
Roving the Red Planet
Saturn's Spongy Moon
Technology and Engineering
Squeezing Oil from Old Wells
Machine Copy
Crime Lab
The Parts of Speech
Problems with Prepositions
Adjectives and Adverbs
What is a Preposition?
Transportation
Charged cars that would charge
Reach for the Sky
Morphing a Wing to Save Fuel
Weather
Watering the Air
Warmest Year on Record
The Best Defense Is a Good Snow Fence
Add your Article

What is a Verb?

The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predicate of a sentence.

 
In each of the following sentences, the verb or compound verb is highlighted:
 
Dracula bites his victims on the neck.
The verb "bites" describes the action Dracula takes.
 
In early October, Giselle will plant twenty tulip bulbs.
Here the compound verb "will plant" describes an action that will take place in the future.
 
My first teacher was Miss Crawford, but I remember the janitor Mr. Weatherbee more vividly.
In this sentence, the verb "was" (the simple past tense of "is") identifies a particular person and the verb "remember" describes a mental action.
 
Karl Creelman bicycled around the world in 1899, but his diaries and his bicycle were destroyed.
In this sentence, the compound verb "were destroyed" describes an action which took place in the past.
 
 
 
Written by Heather MacFadyen
 










Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™