What is a Verb?
Usain Bolt runs fast.
In this sentence the word runs tells us what the subject Usain Bolt is doing.
It is called a verb.
A verb is a word used to describe an action, state or occurrence.
Here are some more examples:
2. I read books in my free time.
2. Pikachu gave Ash a thunderbolt.
The jaguar fought the crocodile.
Here the verb fought requires the object 'crocodile' to act upon.
The verbs that require an object (or objects), are called transitive verbs.
1. Dhoni hit the ball for a huge six.
2. The earth revolves around the sun.
Here the verb laughed does not require any object.
The verbs that do not require an object, are called intransitive verbs.
1. Goku is strong.
2. I eat before leaving for school.
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Learn about the different types of verbs with the World's Fastest Man, Usain Bolt himself!