Main Verb

There are two kinds of verbs in English: the main verb and the auxiliary verb.

Unlike auxiliary verbs, main verbs have a meaning on their own, for example:

  • Tom is flying in a balloon.

In this example, the first verb is an auxiliary verb, while the word "flying" is a main verb.

Main verbs can be further classified into: transative or intransative verbs, linking verbs and several others.