Linking Verbs or Copulas

A linking verb links the subject of the sentence to more information about that subject (the predicate). A linking verb is also known as a copula (plural copulas or copulae.) In English most verbs‏‎ describe an action. For example: Sofia directs her new film The verb...

Transitive & Intransitive Verbs in English

Here are two sentences, the first with a Transitive Verb, the second with an Intransitive Verb: She held her breath. She laughed. This illustrates at a glance the basic difference between the two types of verbs‏‎. Transitive Verbs Quite simply transitive verbs must...

Past Tense in English Grammar

The Past Tense is used – as you can probably guess – to talk about the past. There are several different verb forms we can use to talk about the past. This article briefly explains them and links to fuller articles on each. Past Simple The Past Simple is...

Lexical Verbs in English Grammar

Lexical Verbs are basically the main verb‏‎ in a sentence. They carry some kind of real-world meaning and are sometimes actually known as the main verb: You laughed. I ran. They are basically an open-class of verbs; in other words, we can add new verbs to this...