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2 The great equals sign of sentences

3 A Project LA Activity jump

4  A verb is one of the most important parts of the sentence. It tells the subjects actions, events, or state of being. It is always found in the predicate of a sentence. A verb that shows action is called an action verb.

5 coughed swallowed awake ran ride sang

6 1. The girls danced in the recital. 2. Our mailman drove a funny car last week. 3. His teacher wrote the answers on the board. 4. Alice worked on her homework last night.

7 1. The girls danced in the recital. 2. Our mailman drove a funny car last week. 3. His teacher wrote the answers on the board. 4. Alice worked on her homework last night.

8 present tense verb  An action verb that describes an action that is happening now is called a present tense verb. flies The bird flies through the sky. Flies Flies is a present tense verb because it is happening right now.

9 s esies  Many present tense verbs end with s, but some end with es, or ies. s sleeps es splashes ies cries

10  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.

11 ed, d, ied  Many past tense verbs end with ed, but some end with d, or ied. clapped played tried

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

13  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

14  A helping verb works with a main verb to help you understand what action is taking place. was using Elmer was using the computer.

15 may might must be being been am are is was were (main) do does did (main) should could would have had has (main) will can shall

16 Other things to keep in mind: Not every sentence will have a helping verb with the main verb. When you see an "ing" verb such as "running", be on the lookout for a helping verb also.

17 Sometimes there is another word which separates the helping verb from the main verb. One common example is "not", as in: The boy couldn't find his socks. The helping verb is could and the main verb is find.

18 A sentence may contain up to three helping verbs to the main verb. An example would be: The dog must have been chasing the cat. The helping verbs are: must, have, and been; the main verb is chasing.

19  Linking verbs act as an equals (=) sign in the sentence.  The subject is not doing anything. Instead, it is or is like something else in the sentence  Linking verbs tell us that the subject has a word in the predicate that renames it (a noun) or describes it (an adjective)  In other words, they are equal

20  Linking verbs include the forms of the verb to be ◦ is, am, was, were, are, be, being, been  Linking verbs are also related to the senses ◦ tastes, smells, looks, feels, sounds, seems, and more

21  Get ready for some sentences that use linking verbs  In each, I’ll add arrows that show which words are linked, or equal, in the sentence

22 Mr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Here is the linking verb Mr. Childers is the subject

23 Mr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Think of the linking verb as an equals (=) sign

24 Mr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Mr. Childers equals what? Teacher is a noun in the predicate that renames the subject, so we call it a predicate nominative

25  A linking verb will always have a word in the predicate that it links to the subject  Always  Yes, always  Let’s see how linking verbs work in some sentences

26 The trees are beautiful in the fall. Linking Verb Subject Predicate Adjective The verb are links an adjective in the predicate with the subject

27 The play was exciting. Linking Verb Subject Predicate Adjective The verb was links an adjective in the predicate with the subject

28 It seemed like a good idea at the time. Linking Verb Subject Predicate Adjective The verb seemed links a noun in the predicate with the subject

29  Following are a few other ways to figure out if the word is a linking verb.

30  If you can substitute is, am, or are for the word you think is a linking verb, and the sentence still makes sense…you are probably right!  Let’s try that before we quit

31  Here is a sentence The pie smells delicious If we think smells is a linking verb, let’s substitute one of our words and see if it still makes sense

32  Here is a sentence The pie is delicious The sentence still makes sense, so smells is a linking verb

33  Now let’s try one that doesn’t work The meatloaf smells like it is overcooked. We still have smells as a verb Let’s substitute again

34  Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs between a noun in the subject and a noun or adjective  Linking verbs do NOT show action  Linking verbs tell us that something is or is like something else  We can substitute is, am, or are to see if a verb is linking

35 The meatloaf is like it is overcooked. This time is doesn’t make sense, so the verb is not a linking verb

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37  Am, is, are, was, were, has been have been, had been, shall be, will be might have been, should have been, would have been, are the forms of be. Appear, become, seem, look, feel, grow remain, sound, taste, are the verbs we know. They are linking verbs, they are linking verbs, it's so easy that it's absurd.

38  In chapter 1 and 2 of your novel “Cat Ate My Gymsuit” write a list of all the action and linking verbs that you can find.  Create a “T-Chart” Word Definition Action or linking


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