Verbs describe activities or events. They are essential components of sentences: every normal sentence contains at least one verb.This includes questions and imperatives.
Verbs can be divided in several ways. In this course we discuss them according to:
- function (main verbs, auxiliaries and so-called copular verbs)
- meaning (transitive and intransitive, reflexive, and modal verbs; position vebs)
- form (separable verbs and phrasal verbs)
- conjugation (regular and irregular; strong and weak)
There is also a section on tenses and more than 40 exercises.
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- Lectures 30
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Verbs according to function
Verbs according to meaning
Verbs according to form
Verbs according to conjugation
For purposes of conjugation Dutch verbs can be divided into regular and irregular verbs. Regular verbs follow a certain pattern in the way they are conjugated, whereas irregular verbs do not follow a pattern at all. The group of regular verbs is the largest, and this group can be divided further into weak verbs and strong verbs. The conjugation of a new verb (e.g. a verb borrowed from English) normally follows the rules of weak verbs.
Revision exercises: verbs