A verb is a member of the syntactic class of words that typically signal events and actions, can constitute a minimal predicate in a clause, and govern the number and types of other constituents which may occur in the clause. Verbs are often associated with grammatical categories like tense, mood, aspect and voice, which can either be expressed inflectionally or using auxilliary verbs or particles.
Note that the
VERB tag covers main verbs (content verbs)
but it does not cover auxiliary verbs and verbal copulas
(in the narrow sense), for which there is
the AUX tag. Modal verbs may be considered
depending on their behavior in the given language. Language-specific
documentation should specify which verbs are tagged
AUX in which
Note that participles are word forms that may share properties and
usage of adjectives and verbs. Depending on language and context, they
may be classified as either
VERB or ADJ.
Note that some verb forms such as gerunds and infinitives may
share properties and usage of nouns and verbs. Depending on language
and context, they may be classified as either
VERB or NOUN.
Note that there are verb forms such as converbs (transgressives) or adverbial
participles that share properties and usage of adverbs and
verbs. Depending on language and context, they may be classified as
VERB or ADV.
- run, eat
- runs, ate
- running, eating
VERB in other languages: [am] [ar] [bg] [bxr] [ca] [ckb] [cop] [cs] [cu] [da] [de] [el] [en] [es] [et] [eu] [fa] [fi] [fo] [fr] [ga] [gl] [got] [grc] [he] [hi] [hr] [hu] [id] [it] [ja] [kk] [kmr] [ko] [la] [lv] [mr] [nl] [no] [pl] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sa] [sk] [sla] [sl] [so] [sr] [sv] [swl] [ta] [tr] [ug] [uk] [u] [urj] [ur] [vi] [yue] [zh]