Structure of the English Verbals

Updated: May 18

*Excerpt from The Anchor of English, Book 1. More about English verbals in the forthcoming grammar book Practical English: Theory and Exercises, Book 4. For Practical English: Theory and Exercises, Book 1, go to Publications



English verbals are non-finite verb forms, unable to function as main verbs in independent clauses.


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The basic structure of the three English verbals in the active and passive voice is as follows:

The perfect structure of the three English verbals in the active and passive voice is as follows:


Here are four positive verbs to exemplify the formation of English verbals in the active and passive voice:





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