Verbs express action (walk, read, swim) or a state of being (to be, have, like)
EVERY sentence has a VERB!
Verbs vary, depending on the:
-PERSON who performs the action (I am, you are…)
or for a third person, ‘s’ is added (he comes).
-TENSE: Verbs in the Present Continuous have an
-ing added (I am running)
Verbs in the Past Tense have an -ed added
Verbs in the Future need a helping verb: I will go.
Unfortunately 70 % of the verbs we use are not regular verbs (walked, played), but irregular verbs, which means they change in the 3 forms:
Present – Past – Past Participle
go went gone
do did done
have had had
bring brought brought
rise rose risen….
and the list goes on and on…
These irregular verbs are difficult for dyslexics.
First grammar lesson: NOUNS – which are mainly picture words and therefore not a big confusion for Dyslexics. They are like the anchors in a sentence. It is the absence of nouns that may cause disorientation and confusion for a Dyslexic reader.