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No-Action Verbs

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Recall that we’ve divided all verbs into two groups—action verbs and no-action verbs. The action verbs consist of two kinds: transitive and intransitive. Transitive verbs have direct objects. Intransitive verbs don’t.

The no-action category also breaks down into two subgroups. The first comprises only one verb, the verb to be, which is unique among all verbs, perhaps among all words. The second comprises a group of verbs called linking verbs. Let’s study the verb to be first and then the linking verbs.

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