Basics of Verb for Sentence Formation

Basics of Verb for Sentence Formation 

Verb( Basics) is an important chapter for the preparation point of view in SSC as well as Banking English. If you know Basics of verb, it is easy to make a Sentence and if You know how to use verb during Sentence making, You can easily predict any Verb Error in Sentence

Verb and its types

Basics of Verb for Sentence Formation

Basically, Verb defines ability to doing work. Verb is of two types;

1) Helping Verb 

2) Main Verb

Here, we don’t need to deal with the forms and examples, Basics of Verbs are for the SSC and IBPS Banking exams. 

Rules of Verbs:

  • We can’t use V1,V2,V3+ing Forms or S/es-form where modals is using as the helping verb.

I can run fast.

  • If you found Modals ‘Ought’ and ‘Used’ using as the helping verb, Use ‘To+V1’ after the Modals.

He used to come late.

We ought to respect our Teachers.

  • If mentioned modals is using as the adjective and one helping verb is attached, Use ‘V1+ing’ after the Modals.

I am used to eating later at night.

  • We can’t use ‘Can/Could’ or ‘Able to’ in a same sentence. Both of defines Work ability so it is enough to use any one of them.
  • If there is less possibility in sentence, ‘Might’ is used as the helping Verb, for more possibility; ‘May’ is used and for Confirm possibility; ‘Must’ is used.

You might clear SSC CGL 2015.

May you live long.

He drives BMW, He must be very rich.

  • Don’t use ‘Possibly’ and ‘Likely’ with May or Might in same sentence as both of shows possibility.
  • In Interrogative Sentences, Never use ‘Will’. Shall is permanent form to be used.
  • If two future works are dependent on each other, First work would be explained in Simple present tense and Second work is in Simple Future Tense;

If I Study, I will Clear SSC CGL exam 2015.

  • If you are using ‘Would’ to show preference or Choice, It is good to use rather after the ‘Would’.

I would rather ‘Study’ than failure.

  • Use ’would’ or ’Were’ for impossible assumptions; depends upon sentence formation.

If I were a bird, I would fly in the Sky.

I wish, I were a bird.

  • Use’ Would+be+V1 ing’ for probability sentences.

He Would be sleeping.

  • Use ‘should’ after the ‘lest’ in the negative Sentences.

He ran fast lest He should miss the train.

Take care lest you fall. ( For Simple present tense)

  • Use ‘Used to’ for past habit or situation, not for the Present Routine Action Sentences.

He used to Study till late night.

He uses to eat a lot and drink after that. ( Wrong Sentence)

  • For habitual Action, Use ‘V1+ing’ after the ‘Verb+Used to’.

I am used to sleeping late in the night.

  • If ‘to’ is permanently attached with any adjective or phrase, Use’V1+ing’ instead of ‘To+V1’.

He is addicted to drinking.

  • If using ‘Dare’ and ‘Need’ as a Modal, Don’t use it with Positive Sentence.

I need help him. ( Wrong)

It can be used in positive sentences after attaching ‘To’ as a Suffix.

I need to help him. ( right).

In case of negative sentences, there is no need to use ‘to’ as Suffix.

Important rules about use of have, had as a modals in the sentence:

There is too much difference after the adding suffix ‘have’ to the modal.


I could win the race. (It means, you didn’t participate but you are sure that you could win if you participate. )

I could have won the race. (It means, you participate and you lose but you think that you can beat with some more practice.)

  • ‘Have’ is also used to show possession as well as helping verb in Perfect continuous tenses.

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