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Verbs. Type 211-9-11 What is the difference between an action verb and a linking verb? Include an example of each in your answer.

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1 Verbs

2 Type What is the difference between an action verb and a linking verb? Include an example of each in your answer.

3 There are three kinds of VERBS. 1. Action verbs 2. Linking verbs 3. Helping verbs

4 Review: What is an action verb? Expresses an action Shows physical or mental activity –Examples: bring, change, grow, consider, swim –Examples: Victor spoke French. I thought about the weekend.

5 Review: What is a linking verb? Expresses a state of being –Forms of “to be” - is, am, are, was, were Shows a relationship, not an action Links the subject to a word(s) that identifies or describes the subject. –Examples: Peanut is my kitten.-Peanut is tiny.

6 Helping Verbs… Helping verbs have no meaning on their own. We use helping verbs with main verbs. They "help" the main verb (which has the real meaning). main verbs The main verb together with one or more helping verbs make up a verb phrase.

7 What are the helping verbs? Common Helping Verbs Forms of Be is am are was were be being been Forms of Have havehashad Forms of Do dodoesdid Othersmay might must could should would can shall will

8 Helping Verbs… Daniel has played in the band before. Susan will be going to the mall after school. Lynn should have been cooking dinner. I am running in Saturday’s race.

9 How can I remember the helping verbs? Old Mr. Do Once upon a time there was a wealthy merchant named Mr. Do. Mr. Do was very old and very rich. His many relatives were dreaming of the day the old man would die. They wondered which one of them would inherit his money. Finally, one day Mr. Do did die. All the relatives searched his house for a will. They didn't find one. They searched his house three times. They still did not find a will. The relatives did not get one dime of Mr. Do's fortune. The moral: Maybe Mr. Do should have a will. Remember this sentence and you will know how to set up a chart of the 23 helping verbs!

10 How can I remember the helping verbs? Maybe Mr. Do should have a will. Notice that verbs in three of the families can also stand alone and be the main verb of the sentence. Ex. We are seventh graders. (are = main [linking] verb) Ex. We are learning about helping verbs. (are = helping verb; learning = main verb) may might must be being been is am are was were (main) do does did (main) should could would have has had (main) will can shall

11 Let’s Put it Together… Underline the verb phrase. Circle all the helping verbs. We have eaten all the cookies. They will be finishing their project tomorrow. I should have studied for the test. Melanie can help with dinner.

12 Look at your PCR book… 1. Find sentences with verb phrases. 2. List them following today’s notes.

13 Homework…in your PCR book Find examples of words used as different parts of speech. EX-I will be going there. She wrote a will. I willed the object to float.


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