Verb

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A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand).wikipedia
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Syntax

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A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand).
One basic description of a language's syntax is the sequence in which the subject (S), verb (V), and object (O) usually appear in sentences.

Infinitive

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In the usual description of English, the basic form, with or without the particle to, is the infinitive.
Infinitive (abbreviated ) is a grammatical term referring to certain verb forms existing in many languages, most often used as non-finite verbs.

Part of speech

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A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand).
Commonly listed English parts of speech are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, interjection, and sometimes numeral, article, or determiner.

Grammatical tense

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In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice.
Tenses are usually manifested by the use of specific forms of verbs, particularly in their conjugation patterns.

Grammatical aspect

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In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice.
Aspect is a grammatical category that expresses how an action, event, or state, denoted by a verb, extends over time.

Inflection

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In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice. Grammatical tense is the use of auxiliary verbs or inflections to convey whether the action or state is before, simultaneous with, or after some reference point.
The inflection of verbs is also called conjugation, and one can refer to the inflection of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, determiners, participles, prepositions, postpositions, numerals, articles etc., as declension.

Grammatical mood

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In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice. If the verbal expression of modality involves inflection, we have the special case of mood; moods include the indicative (as in "I am there"), the subjunctive (as in "I wish I were there"), and the imperative ("Be there!").
In linguistics, grammatical mood (also mode) is a grammatical feature of verbs, used for signaling modality.

Grammatical person

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A verb may also agree with the person, gender or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object.
It also frequently affects verbs, and sometimes nouns or possessive relationships.

Subject (grammar)

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A verb may also agree with the person, gender or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object.
Traditionally the subject is the word or phrase which controls the verb in the clause, that is to say with which the verb agrees (John is but John and Mary are). If there is no verb, as in John - what an idiot!, or if the verb has a different subject, as in John - I can't stand him!, then 'John' is not considered to be the grammatical subject, but can be described as the 'topic' of the sentence.

Grammatical number

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A verb may also agree with the person, gender or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object.
2) Noun modifiers (such as adjectives) and verbs may also have different forms for each number class and be inflected to match the number of the nouns to which they refer (number is an agreement category).

Grammatical gender

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A verb may also agree with the person, gender or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object.
These related words can be, depending on the language: determiners, pronouns, numerals, quantifiers, possessives, adjectives, past and passive participles, articles, verbs, adverbs, complementizers, and adpositions.

Polypersonal agreement

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On the other hand, Basque, Georgian, and some other languages, have polypersonal agreement: the verb agrees with the subject, the direct object, and even the secondary object if present, a greater degree of head-marking than is found in most European languages.
In linguistics, polypersonal agreement or polypersonalism is the agreement of a verb with more than one of its arguments (usually up to four).

Adverb

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Intransitive verbs may be followed by an adverb (a word that addresses how, where, when, and how often) or end a sentence. Copular verbs ( linking verbs) can't be followed by an adverb or end a sentence, but instead must be followed by a noun or adjective, whether in a single word or phrase.
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, determiner, clause, preposition, or sentence.

Transitive verb

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A transitive verb is followed by a noun or noun phrase.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires one or more objects.

Copula (linguistics)

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Copular verbs ( linking verbs) can't be followed by an adverb or end a sentence, but instead must be followed by a noun or adjective, whether in a single word or phrase.
A copula is often a verb or a verb-like word, though this is not universally the case.

Impersonal verb

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Weather verbs often appear to be impersonal (subjectless, or avalent) in null-subject languages like Spanish, where the verb llueve means "It rains".
In many languages the verb takes a third person singular inflection and often appears with an expletive subject.

Clause

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The second element (noun phrase, adjective, or infinitive) is called a complement, which completes a clause that would not otherwise have the same meaning.
A typical clause consists of a subject and a predicate, the latter typically a verb phrase, a verb with any objects and other modifiers.

Language

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In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice.
The second, which includes "run" and "sing", are called verbs.

Auxiliary verb

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Grammatical tense is the use of auxiliary verbs or inflections to convey whether the action or state is before, simultaneous with, or after some reference point.
An auxiliary verb (abbreviated ) is a verb that adds functional or grammatical meaning to the clause in which it appears, such as to express tense, aspect, modality, voice, emphasis, etc. Auxiliary verbs usually accompany a main verb.

Ditransitive verb

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Ditransitive (valency = 3, trivalent): the verb has a subject, a direct object, and an indirect object. For example: "He gives her a flower" or "She gave John the watch."
In grammar, a ditransitive verb is a verb which takes a subject and two objects which refer to a theme and a recipient.

Modal verb

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If the verbal expression of modality involves the use of an auxiliary verb, that auxiliary is called a modal verb.
A modal verb is a type of verb that is used to indicate modality – that is: likelihood, ability, permission, request, capacity, suggestions, order and obligation, and advice etc. They always take base form of verb with them.

Romance languages

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Latin and the Romance languages inflect verbs for tense–aspect–mood (abbreviated 'TAM'), and they agree in person and number (but not in gender, as for example in Polish) with the subject.
Vulgar Latin is believed to have already had most of the features shared by all Romance languages, which distinguish them from Classical Latin, such as the almost complete loss of the Latin grammatical case system and its replacement by prepositions; the loss of the neuter grammatical gender and comparative inflections; replacement of some verb paradigms by innovations (e.g. the synthetic future gave way to an originally analytic strategy now typically formed by infinitive + evolved present indicative forms of 'have'); the use of articles; and the initial stages of the palatalization of the plosives /k/, /g/, and /t/.

Avalency

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Avalent (valency = 0): the verb has neither a subject nor an object. Zero valency does not occur in English; in some languages such as Mandarin Chinese, weather verbs like snow(s) take no subject or object.
Avalent verbs are verbs which have no valency, meaning that they have no logical arguments, such as subject or object.

Subjunctive mood

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If the verbal expression of modality involves inflection, we have the special case of mood; moods include the indicative (as in "I am there"), the subjunctive (as in "I wish I were there"), and the imperative ("Be there!").
Subjunctive forms of verbs are typically used to express various states of unreality such as wish, emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, obligation, or action that have not yet occurred; the precise situations in which they are used vary from language to language.

Lexical aspect

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Aspect can either be lexical, in which case the aspect is embedded in the verb's meaning (as in "the sun shines," where "shines" is lexically stative), or it can be grammatically expressed, as in "I am running."
The lexical aspect or aktionsart (, plural aktionsarten ) of a verb is a part of the way in which that verb is structured in relation to time.