The verb is the most critical part of a sentence. Without a verb, a sentence is not complete; a complete sentence must have a verb.
The verb expresses actions, events, or states of being.
- (action): bite, steal, run, collect, take
- (state of being): is, are, has, did, will
A verb that tells what a noun does is called an action verb. Another type of verb does not show action; it shows the state of being. Verbs like these are called auxiliary verbs.
- Timothy and his friends take a bus home daily. (take = action verb)
- Timothy and his friends are coming. (are = auxiliary verb)