"Every sentence needs a verb. Verbs express action, describe an event, or establish a state of being."
Please explain with examples "verbs describe an event" as mentioned in the above definition or functions of "verbs"
I know the action and state of being verb types e.g. run, cry, to be, seem , has/have etc..
I don't understand how verbs are used to describe an event.
JigneshbharatiPlease explain with examples "verbs describe an event"

What they mean is verbs like die and win. The verb itself can't describe anything, but the whole sentence in which it occurs can be regarded as a description of an event.

My father died. Ryan won the race. The plane landed. The bomb exploded. The dam broke. Ethel slapped Lucy's arm.

These overlap with verbs that express an action.



It's not clear from the study material.

A transitive verb can have an object and maybe that's what they mean by "describe an event."

Ex. John hit the ball.

Also, shout, scream, and yell are three different ways to describe making an utterance/calling out in a loud voice.

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You could say verbs such as "rain" describes a certain weather event (unless you construe it as an act of God).

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Could you tell me what these verbs are called?
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nel0506 Could you tell me what these verbs are called?

They may or may not be identical to what are called verbs of achievement — one of the "Vendler event classes".

The description presented at the head of this thread is not precise enough to determine that.



Thank you! If I ever learned about that term, I've apparently long since forgotten it. It's interesting.