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Introduction to Psychology

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Action Words
A verb is a word that describes an action.

A verb tells something about a person or thing.

A verb can be used to describe what is done to a person or thing.

A verb can be used to explain what state a person or thing is in.

Verb Tenses


The tense of the word shows the time of an action.

Basic Tenses

Past Present Future

The past tense of a verb is used to complete the action.

Present Tense

The present tense verb refers to the  time of a simple action in present time.

Future Tense

The future tense verb refers to the action that is going to happen later or in the near future.