[ proh-vurb ]
/ ˈproʊˌvɜrb /
a word that can substitute for a verb or verb phrase, as do in They never attend board meetings, but we do regularly.
What Are Irregular Verbs?Verbs (the action words in sentences) are grouped as either regular and irregular, based on whether they follow standard rules of conjugation. Some common irregular verbs include go, have, make, say, take, and know. Regular Verbs To form the past tense of a regular verb, just add -d or -ed to the end of it. For example, learn becomes learned in the past tense. Irregular …
What Is An Action Verb?Action verbs are typically single words that describe what a person or thing in a sentence does (like run, write, yell, and think). So if it answers the question What is the subject doing? it’s the action verb. In the sentence “John paints the garage,” the subject is John. To find the action verb, ask yourself What is John doing? John paints, so the action …
Origin of pro-verb
First recorded in 1905–10; by analogy with pronoun
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