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Verbs (What’s An English Verb?)
A verb is a word used to describe an action, state or occurrence.
The basic form of an English verb is not generally marked by any ending, but there are certain suffixes which are frequently used to form verbs, such as -ate (formulate), -fy (electrify), and -ise/ize (realise/realize). Many verbs also contain prefixes, such as un- (unmask), out- (outlast), over- (overtake), and under- (undervalue). Verbs can also be formed from nouns and adjectives by zero derivation, as with dry or calm.