A lexical verb that has neither a complement nor a direct object is an intransitive verb. All intransitive berbs are action verbs. e.g. :My brother never
in the house.Some verb can be transitive, intransitive and linking verbs.She could
the smoke. (Transitive Verb)The rose
sweet. (Linking verb)Your feet
Some verbs don't describe actions, thoughts, events etc. but are used in description of what someone or something is or what they are like. Such verbs are known as linking verb. It is also known as an intensiveverb or a copula, a Latin word, meaning 'link' between subject and complement. The main linking verbsin English are:Appear, be, become, feel, get, grow, keep, look, make, prove, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste andturn etc. e. g.The soup
good.The verbs appear, prove and seem are often followed by to be.She was proved to be wise.
An auxiliary verb is a verb that is used along with a main verb to make different tenses or to express ideassuch as possibility, necessity and permission. There are two kinds of these verbs:
:- be, have and do. They can act both as lexical verbs and as auxiliary verb:I have a new car.I have bought a new car.
:-can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should and must. They are followed by bare infinitive whereasLexical verbs are followed by to infinitives:I want to know what happened.I do like ice cream.We should work hard.
When the object of a transitive verb is a reflexive pronoun such as himself, myself or ourselves, the verbis sometimes called a reflexive verb. It comes from Latin word 'reflectere' means 'to bend back'. Theaction of the verb 'bends back' to the subject of the verb, that is to say, it is something that the subject of the verb does to himself or herself.He warmed himself at the fire.Have you ever asked yourself that question?