English Grammar

Types of Verbs with Examples in English | Verb Types

Types of Verbs with Examples in English | Verb Types
Types of Verbs with Examples in English | Verb Types

Learn types of verbs in English that are helpful for recognizing various kinds of verbs that we use in our daily routine.

The verb talks about the action that is performed by a subject in any kind of sentence. So, actually, an action is called a verb. This action can be mental or physical.

Most of the sentences have at least one verb. Verbs are mostly present after the noun or pronoun, so you can easily recognize them.

Types of Verbs


1-Action verbs

Action verbs represent the actions that can be done.


She washed her clothes.

2-Model verbs

Model verbs are a kind of auxiliary verbs that represent the possibility, ability, obligation, and permission of doing something like, must, would, can, should, could etc.


I must attend the party.

3-Transitive verbs

These verbs express any action that affects or relates to someone else, like love, maintain, tolerate, trust, belief etc.


She loves her kids.

4-Intransitive verbs

These verbs always express actions and are different from transitive verbs in that no direct object is following them, like walk, cough, play, run etc.


We went to Lahore.

5-Phrasal verbs

Instead of single words, phrasal verbs consist of a combination of words, which is used to represent an action like hand over, take over, look forward, etc.


I look forward to hearing from you.

6-Auxiliary verbs

These verbs are followed by the main verbs and are also known as auxiliary verbs. These verbs are used to express the type of tense, to express the question or negative thoughts in a sentence like might, will, did, can, may etc.


You might think of it as a wrong task.

7- Stative verbs

Stative verbs represent states and not actions. These verbs mostly demonstrate mental actions like thinking, planning, emotions, feelings and sometimes measurements.


What are you thinking?

8-Regular verbs

These are verbs in which we can add “d or ed” in verbs to the second or third form. And most of the verbs are regular verbs example, played, lied, walked, baked, washed etc.


She washed the clothes.

9-Irregular verbs

These verbs don’t include “d or ed” in past forms like slept, read, was, spoke, felt, etc.


I felt you misunderstood me.

10-Linking verb

Instead of showing any action, these verbs describe the subject to add more detail about the subject, like am, is, became, seem, looks etc.


She looks fine.

11-Compound verbs

In compound verbs, two words combine and give a new meaning that represents an action like babysit, overlook, proofreading etc.


I’ll proofread your documents.

Types of Verbs with Examples in English | Verb Types

Types of Verbs with Examples in English | Verb Types

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