Verbs

Introduction

A verb is a word which expresses an action, a process or a state of being.

Example

Jane is happy.

A word used to show an action, state, event or process, e.g. I like cheese; He speaks Italian.

Contents

Inflection

Verbs are one of the major sources of inflection in English.

Base Form eat
Present Simple eats
Present Participle eating
Past Simple ate
Past Participle eaten

Example

I eat the pizza.

Example

Jane eats the pizza.

Example

Jane is eating the pizza.

Example

Jane ate the pizza.

Example

Jane has eaten the pizza.