is a word that is primarily used as a predicate in a sentence. It is the most
important word in a sentence, and it brings action to, or specifies the state
of, the various other words in the sentence. In Greek, the verb is the most
complex element, with about 700 different forms for a regular verb, including
the participle forms. But such forms are built in regular ways, making the
learning of the various verb forms fairly straightforward and routine.
a verb, a sentence is little more than a list of nouns and things related
to nouns. Throwing a verb into the mix activates the nouns into an event.
sentence "The player hit the ball." Remove the word 'hit' and the
action comes to a stop. The nouns 'player' and 'ball' become static. But one
small word, 'hit,' activates the nouns. Notice how a different verb changes
the event involving these two nouns.
player hit the ball."
player dropped the ball."
player brought the ball."