What is Main Verbs and Helping Verbs Examples?

Let’s learn to use action or main verbs grammatically and accurately with a unique approach and impressive examples to explicate you thoroughly.

Hello friends, I hope that you may have gone through the first two parts of verbs wherein you learned in the first part about what a verb is and its multiple types while in the second one about Semi Modal Auxiliary Verbs and their surprising concepts. In this article, you will learn the leftover another part of finite verb types which is actions verbs or you can call it main verbs too.

You can generally categorize these action verbs into 3 parts as shown below.

Main Verbs

        1.    Transitive Verbs

        2.    Intransitive Verbs

        3.    Causative Verbs

Here I am giving some usual sentences of daily use and will underline the different types of verbs and later we will learn them individually.

I sleep at 11 p.m. every night. (Sleep is a transitive verb)

The teacher doesn’t let anyone enter the class after the ring. (Let is a causative verb)

My mother cooks delicious food for my family. (Cook is an intransitive verb)

You may be confused about how to identify each of these verbs and what the difference is among all of them. This part of verbs is going to be interesting. If you go through it attentively, it will provide you with its actual outcomes.

What is the main verb?

An action verb is known as the main verb of a sentence. It describes the relation between a main verb and a predicate in the sentence along with an activity or an occurrence for a particular purpose.

Now move on to the first part of the main verb which is the Transitive verb.

Transitive Verbs

What is a transitive verb?

A transitive verb is an action verb that needs an object to complete its meaning or you can say that a sentence with a transitive verb is incomplete without an object.

Let’s differentiate it with some examples.

     1.    They work from morning to evening honestly.

In this sentence, the verb Work doesn’t
need any object to give its complete meaning. We can still know it.

2.    Most of my friends like it in the morning. 

In the above sentence, the like verb tells about the friends but it doesn’t clear what the friends like hence here the meaning is unclear without an object because it is a transitive verb.

Let’s look at some transitive verbs and examples.

Love, answer, ask, hate, praise, give, offer, like, feed, hug, kiss, acknowledge, accept, aggravate, persuade, help, entertain, have, identify, affect, try, etc. are some
common transitive verbs examples.

Now for your assistance, there are some examples to explicate you better.

1.   A mother loves her children unconditionally.

2.    The data analysts try to identify market problems for a new brand.

3.    The employees must praise their employees for their efforts.

4.   The farmers’ agitation was to persuade the government of the new rule.

5.   The Kapil Sharma Show entertains the public.

6.    The corona pandemic has affected growth rates across the world.

Intransitive Verbs

What is an intransitive verb?

An intransitive verb is a type of action verb. It is always used without an object but it does give its proper meaning without it.

Here are some intransitive verbs given.

Relax, cry, shout, read, dance, walk, get up, give up, collapse, wait, appear, disappear, believe, sing, die, arrive,

Let’s look at some intransitive verb examples now.


        1.    I usually get up at 10 a.m. every day at morning.

        2.    They shout in the absence of their class teacher.

        3.    People dance at marriages.

        4.    I am determined to learn.

        5.    The gymnasts should relax after practice.

        6.    The planet Earth will collapse one day.

        7.    The criminals disappeared to see the Police personnel.

        8.    I used to cry in my childhood.

        9.    My father walks in the morning.

        10. He has been waiting here for a long time.

Causative Verbs

I hope that you can vividly identify the transitive and intransitive verbs easily now but there is still another type of verb left which is a causative verb. This type of verb is quite different from the two above discussed but it is a bit easier than them. Let’s finish the verbs now with the last type.

What is a causative verb?

The subject of a causative verb doesn’t act out anything for him but it makes others do things for themselves and stays inactive.

Some causative verbs: make, get, help, have, force, allow, permit, let, etc.

It can seem unclear to go through the definition but the examples will surely help you out.


        1.    The teacher did not let the students go out to play even in recess.

        2.    My friends allow to me make fun of them.

        3.    I helped my students learn English.

        4.    The boss made us go to the office even on a government holiday.

        5.    She forced me not to talk to her.

        6.    The institute got painted with whitewash.

        7.  The Charted accountants have their assistants to carry out daily projects.

        8.    The government has permitted the schools to teach in schools.

        9. businessmen require their employees to be at their beck and call 24/7.

        10. I had my friend complete my homework on school days.

You can write a story and find out the different types of verbs and underline them later. You can share the story with your friends to recheck it. This will help you improve your writing skill.

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