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2 Verbs: “It’s what you DO!”

3 Action Verbs  An action verb tells what the subject does or did. The action could be something you cannot see. Action verbs are also called main verbs.  Ex: Our class hopes for the best this year.  Ex: The children play outside after school.

4 What is the difference between a noun and verb? Nouns Verbs

5 Action Verbs Identify the action verb in each sentence.  The crowd cheered at the football game.  I thanked Mom for taking me to the mall.  Amanda studied for her Math test.  We gave Mike a surprise birthday party.  My cousin received an award for his Science project.

6 What is a verb? Give examples. Write five verbs.

7 Action Verbs Write each sentence. Circle the action verb.  The students wrote letters to their friends.  Naomi gives the class red pencils.  Carmen sewed a quilt for her niece.  Peter played the piano at the recital.  The baby crawled across the floor.

8 Part Two:  Verb Tenses

9 Verb Tense, not tents!  The tense of a verb tells when an action occurs- *present *past *future

10 Present: The action is happening now.  Ex: Meiko is practicing the piano.  Ex: He works at a bookstore.  Ex: The students walk home from school.

11 Present tense verbs s esies  Many present tense verbs end with s, but some end with es, or ies. s sleeps es splashes ies cries

12 Write a sentence using a verb in the present tense.

13 Past Verbs  Verbs which tell about actions which happened some time ago are past tense verbs. wanted The dog wanted a bone. Wanted is a past tense verb because the action has already happened.

14 Past: The action already happened.  Ex: My brother and I played chess.  Ex: I gave my dad a watch for his birthday.  Ex: The garden was planted last spring.

15 Past: The action already happened.  Write a sentence using a verb in the past tense.

16 Future: The action is going to happen.  Ex: Dana will organize a talent show at her school.  Ex: Dr. Jones shall turn in the book fair money.

17 Future Verbs  Verbs which tell about actions which are going to happen are future tense verbs. We will awaken at six a.m. Will awaken is a future tense verb because the action has not yet happened.

18 Future tense verbs  Future tense verbs use special words to talk about things that will happen: will, going to, shall, aim to, etc. going to start shall will enjoy

19 Future tense verbs  Write an sentence a verb in the future tense.

20 The Subject  The subject in a sentence is WHO we are talking about in a sentence. --Ex: Dogs are popular pets. --Mrs. Baker is funny.

21 Helping Verbs  Helping verbs help or work with the main verb to create a verb phrase.  Ex: had, has, been, will, may, can, be, is, could, have, am, was, might, must, are, do  Ex: She will be leaving for New York soon.

22 Helping Verbs Identify the helping and main verbs.  The band director is planning the fall musical.  They have lived next door for ten years.  I might go to Six Flags tomorrow.  Their coach is teaching them a new play.

23 Linking Verbs  A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence to a noun or adjective. Ex: is, are, were, was, become, appear, am, look, seem, feel, grow, taste --Ex: Dogs are popular pets (noun). --Mrs. Baker is funny (adjective)!

24 Linking Verbs Identify each linking verb. Identify each PA or PN.  An avocado is a fruit.  The flowers in the garden are beautiful.  The dance performance was amazing.  Eric DeLong is very handsome.

25 What is the difference between a helping and linking verb? Helping Linking A word that is between the subject and a noun (or adjective) Ex. Penny grew tall. A word that is between the subject and the main verb. Ex. Carol has been studying.

26 Review  Action Verbs: (or main verbs) tells what the subject does or did. Ex. The children play outside after school.  Helping Verbs: A word that is between the subject and the main verb. Ex. Carol has been studying.  Linking Verbs: A word that is between the subject and a noun (or adjective). Ex. Penny grew tall. Ex. The girl saw her shadow.

27 Helping, Action, or Linking  The ball bounced off the backboard. __________  Many gases are colorless and odorless._______  On Thanksgiving, we all enjoy a huge feast.____  Kate is employed at a school library.__________  The apple pie smells good. __________________  Arnold will paint the door tomorrow. __________  Everyone laughed at the funny movie. _________  The king and queen were very nice. ___________


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