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Intro to Verbs

The module provides an in-depth exploration of verb forms, highlighting their complexity and significance in the English language, particularly in the context of the GRE exam.
  • Verbs are complex due to their ability to take on various forms based on mood, tense, voice, and number, unlike nouns which only change in number (singular or plural).
  • The module covers the three moods of verbs (indicative, imperative, and subjunctive), emphasizing the indicative for factual statements and the subjunctive for hypothetical situations, which is frequently tested on the GRE.
  • Verb tense, indicating the time of action, and voice, distinguishing between active and passive, are thoroughly examined for their critical role in sentence construction.
  • Verb number's impact on verb form, particularly in the third person and its relevance in specific tenses, is discussed.
  • Additional verb forms such as infinitives, participles, and gerunds are introduced for their utility in forming phrases, despite not serving as full verbs.
The Complexity of Verbs
Verb Moods and Their Uses
Exploring Verb Tense and Time
Voice: Active vs. Passive
Verb Number and Agreement