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Verb: Learning English Grammar



There are three (3) forms of the verb.

  1. Do Form
  2. Be Form
  3. Have Form


  1. Do form refers to do, does, did.
  2. Be form refers to is, am, are, was, were, been, being.
  3. Have form refers to have, has, had.

Main Verbs

There are five (5) types of main verbs.

  1. Base Form
  2. Base Form (with s/es)
  3. Present Participle
  4. Simple Past
  5. Past Participle


Base Form

This simple first form of the verb denotes any action which is performed by a living thing and a human being. The examples are go, eat, play, write, do, etc.

Base Form (with s/es)

This is also the simple first form of the verb, with an addition of s/es at the end of the word. Some examples of this form are goes, eatsplays, writes, does, etc.

Present Participle

It also denotes to the first form of the verb + ing. The examples are going, eating, playing, writing, doing, etc.

Simple Past

It is the second form of the verb which denotes an action in the near past. Some examples of past participle are went, ate, played, wrote, did, etc.

Past Participle

This is third form of the verb which refers to distant past. Some examples are gone, eaten played, written, done, etc.

Sentences with Do Form

I do not go to school.

He does not play hockey.

He did not come to school.

Sentences with Be Form

We are reading books.

He is going to school.

I am eating mangoes.

I was driving a car.

They were coming to University.

We have been living in this house since 1992.

Sentences with Have Form

She has finished her work.

They have gone to school.

They had done their work when I came home.

I try to teach base form, simple verbs, present participle and past participle in this article.

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Author: Fehmeeda Farid Khan

Learning English Grammar


Learning The Forms Of The Verb

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Fehmeeda Farid Khan is a freelance blogger, content writer, translator, tour consultant, proofreader, environmentalist, social mobilizer, poetess and a novelist. As a physically challenged person, she extends advocacy on disability related issues. She's masters in Economics and Linguistics along with B.Ed.


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