verb is not followed by a noun or pronoun functioning one word verbs as the direct object, the verb is intransitive. ) He is taking the test. Note how I replaced the state-of-being verbs in this paragraph. A transitive verb is one that is followed by a direct object. Were, be, being, been, have, has, had. (auxiliary has main verb take. The subjunctive mood occurs in two instances:. Do, does, did, shall, will, should, would. Inflected auxiliary verbs: be have. ( -ed ending) Smith has written short stories at home. Your first hint is your own discomfort with a sentence. (auxiliaries has been main verb take ) Verbs may be divided into three types:. The sentence indicates a situation contrary to fact. So the answer to the question posed at the top of this question'Is bolded a word?'is unequivocally yes, bolded is definitely a word. But when a sentence lies limp, you can bet it contains at least one of these. Throughout the game, I reminded kids that they were giving me action verbs. Example: ( left ) Another example ( read Verbs have three moods : indicative, imperative, and subjunctive. Verbs *same as above for acting out *taught them how to use a thesaurus to find vivid verbs *we did verb poems- they thought of a person- mom, dad, fireman etc and then listd all the actions that that person could. Want a copy of the 249-verb list budget for young adults to read, save, or print whenever you wish? Verbs can also sometimes be recognized by their position in a sentence. (- ing ending) Smith wrote short stories at home. Impotent: There are three things that make me feel the way I do Powerful: Three things convince. These puzzles include all of the verbs on the Voice of America's Special English word list. The point is that good writing is more about well-chosen nouns and strong verbs than it is about adjectives and adverbs, regardless what you were told as a kid. Example: or change the word's meaning, example: The base form of a verb is derived from the verbs infinitive : to verb, four suffixes consistently added to a verbs base create all forms of a verb used in all tenses:.