Shifts in Verb Tense. NEC FACET Center. What is a verb?. A verb is one of the basic parts of speech. Verbs commonly identify the action performed by the subject of the sentence. kick. jump. study. Find the Verbs. Wendy plays the French horn in her school orchestra.
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Verbs also indicate “state of being.”
We refer to many of the state of being verbs as the “to be” verbsWhat else can a verb do?
Had beenExamples of “To Be” Verbs
What is tense?
will have panicked
When you cut out inconsistent verbs, you eliminate possible confusion and make your writing smoother.