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A verb is a word or more than one word that is used to express an action or a state of being. Every sentence must have a verb. This makes the verb the most important word as far as the construction of a sentence is concerned. In a sentence, a verb connects the subject to the object. There are two different objects: direct object and indirect object.
A verb can be just a word.
- She sent a letter.
- They left early.
A verb can be more than one word.
- He is washing his car.
- You have broken my window.
A verb connects the subject to the object.
- Lee drives a car. (Subject: Lee / Object: car)
- Someone has eaten my pizza. (Subject: someone / Object: pizza)
A verb may not have an object.
- The sun shines.
- It is raining.