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Kind of Verb #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:39 am   Kind of Verb
 

Hi teachers

I know there are many kinds of verb like auxiliary verb, main verb...
So How many kind of verb in English?

Thanks in advance

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Kind of Verb #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:46 am   Kind of Verb
 

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Well, I'll list and you count, OK Jupiter?

Main, auxiliary (primary, modal, passive), semi-auxiliary, catenative, causative
past, non-past
finite, non-finite
Regular, irregular
active, stative, passive
subjunctive (mandative, formulaic), indicative, imperative
transitive (mono- and di-), intransitive, copular
simple, progressive, perfective, perfective-progressive
reflexive
simple, complex


Oof! That's all the classifications I can think of at the moment.
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Kind of Verb #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 02, 2006 21:29 pm   Kind of Verb
 

Dear Mr. Micawber

Jupiter's question caught my attention because really in all my school and college life I never got to know about the spicific number of the kinds the verb has. Can you tell us the number please?

You wrote: Active, Passive and Stative.( Never heard of the last one) Can you give an example as to how and where it is used?

Evers yours

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Kinds of verbs #4 (permalink) Fri Jun 02, 2006 23:10 pm   Kinds of verbs
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
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Well, I'll list and you count, OK Jupiter?

Main, auxiliary (primary, modal, passive), semi-auxiliary, catenative, causative
past, non-past
finite, non-finite
Regular, irregular
active, stative, passive
subjunctive (mandative, formulaic), indicative, imperative
transitive (mono- and di-), intransitive, copular
simple, progressive, perfective, perfective-progressive
reflexive
simple, complex


Oof! That's all the classifications I can think of at the moment.
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You don't say! :o

Well, no wonder nobody wants to count them!
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Kind of Verb #5 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 0:47 am   Kind of Verb
 

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Stative verbs (in contradistinction to dynamic verbs, which I failed to list) express a state of affairs or condition, and are reluctant to appear in continuous aspect. Examples are know, love, believe, etc.

Dynamic verbs are action verbs; they express some kind of event: go, eat, etc. Most of our verbs are of this sort.
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Thanks #6 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:35 am   Thanks
 

Thank Mister Micawber

But what is catenative verb? and

What is reflexive verb?

Thanks

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Online dictionaries #7 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:53 am   Online dictionaries
 

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Have you tried ONE LOOK yet, Jupiter?
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Kind of Verb #8 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 15:57 pm   Kind of Verb
 

Dear Sir

I think I did not ask my question correctly.

Is there any spicific number of the kinds a/ the verb has.(Sorry no idea about the article coming with "verb")

Thanks in advance

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Kind of Verb #9 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:00 am   Kind of Verb
 

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Sorry, Tom, but your question is still not clear. Perhaps if you made a list of all the 'kinds' that you can think of, then we can try to add to your list. Here is how you began:

1. main verb
2. auxiliary verb
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
6. ?
......
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