A verb is part of speech or word class that may include an action.
Although verbs can be defined in a word list as individual words, when written or spoken, they are used in combination with other words such as the subject and a verb tense to better describe who is doing the action and when the action is taking place.
Verb tense + verb + subject = who is doing the action and when the action is taking place in this context.
The examples below will also include "ia" meaning "he/she" as the subject.
|Sa savali ia.||He/she walked.||Past|
|Na savali ia.||He/she walked.||Past|
|E savali ia.||He/she walks.||Present (always, vague)|
|ʻUa savali ia.||He/she is walking.||Present continuous (now)|
|ʻO loʻo savali ia.||He/she is walking.||Present continuous|
|ʻO le ʻā savali ia.||He/she will walk.||Future|
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