Unit 3: The 15 Other Verbs
This is a man.
He is strong.
What is your name please?
What is the name of this place?
What is that?
What time is it, please?
Please say that again.
Please say it slowly.
Please sit down.
The 15 Other Verbs
A very important group of words is called verbs.
You have already met one of them: the verb "to be".
There will be 15 others and it will be easiest for you to meet them in a table which shows the way each changes in form when showing time.
Fortunately, none of these verbs has as many changes as does the verb "to be".
||put (he puts)
||take (he takes)
||give (he gives)
||get (he gets)
||come (he comes)
||go (he goes)
||do (he does)
||have (he has)
||make (he makes)
||keep (he keeps)
||let (he lets)
||seem (he seems)
||say (he says)
||send (he sends)
||see (he sees)
There are some common qualities that make it easier to use these verbs correctly:
1. The root only changes for the past time.
Fortunately the change is the same for all persons.
2. The change for the present time is for the 3rd person only.
An "S" is added to the root.
(The third person pronoun may be masculine, "he";
or neuter "it").
3. The future time is shown by putting "will" before the root.
If these Steps are taken it will be easy.
The Making of the World
The verbs have a line beneath them:
At the first God made the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was waste and without form;
and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God, looking on the light, saw that it was good: and God made a division between the light and the dark, naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night.
And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.
And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.
And God gave the arch the name of Heaven.
And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven come together in one place, and let the dry land be seen: and it was so.
And God gave the dry land the name of Earth;
and the waters together in their place were named Seas: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed after its sort;
and it was so.
And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed of its sort: and God saw that it was good.
And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years:
And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.