English verbs

verb
a word that is used to express action or a state of being
verb phrase
consists of at least one main verb and one or more helping verbs
helping verb (auxillary verb)
helps the main verb express action or a state of being
action verb
expresses either physical or mental action
linking verb
connects the subject to a word or word group that identifies the subject
transitive verb
a verb that expresses an action directed toward a person, place, or thing
intransitive verbs
expresses action (or tells something about the subject) without the action passing to a reciever or object
verb phrase example
You can help
helping verb examples
can, could, did, do, does, had, has, have, may, might, must, shall, should, will, would, is, are, am
action verb examples
write, remember, kick, run, type, read, eat
linking verb examples
be, is, am, are, can be, has been, should be, were, was, should have been, appear, become, feel, look, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, turn
transitive verb example sentence
Tell the truth
intransitive verb example sentence
Last Saturday we stayed inside.