What is a verb?

Verb classification

Verb forms

Be Verb Rock Star Song

The verb be is a very special verb in English.


going to

I am going to do it

for, since for time

for two days, since 1st April

Subjunctive mood

She insists that he come.


Active voice and passive voice
Cats eat mice. Mice are eaten by cats.

used to do/be used to

I used to do it. I am not used to it.

Future time

I will do it. I am going to do it. I am doing it. I do it.


if I win, if I won, if I had won

Modal Verbs

can, shall, must...

Multiword verbs

Including phrasal verbs
put out, look after, get on with


Do you like tea? Why do you like tea? Do you like tea or coffee?

Tag questions

You like me, don't you?

Infinitive or -ing?

I like to do, I like doing

Verb meanings with continuous tenses

Am I being silly?

Subject-verb agreement

In general a subject and a verb must agree in number: a singular subject takes a singular verb; a plural subject takes a plural verb. But life isn't always that easy.


Verbs in -ing form sometimes act like nouns.
fishing is fun, I hate working