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Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, Interjection
Holt Handbook Chapter 3 Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, Interjection
The Verb A verb is a word used to express action or a state of being.
Helping Verb and Main Verbs
A helping verb helps the main verb express action or a state of being. Together, a main verb and at least one helping verb (also called an auxiliary verb) make up a verb phrase.
Action Verb An action verb is a verb that expresses either physical or mental activity.
Linking Verbs A linking verb connects the subject to a word or word group that identifies or describes the subject. The noun, pronoun or adjective that is connected to the subject by a linking verb competes the meaning of the verb.
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
A transitive verb is a verb that expresses an action directed toward a person, place, thing or idea. An intransitive verb expresses actions (or tells something about the subject) without the action passing to a receiver, or object.
The adverb An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
The Preposition A preposition is a word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun, called the object of the preposition, to another word.
A conjunction A conjunction is a word used to join words or groups of words.
Correlative conjunctions are pairs of conjunctions that join words or word groups that are used in the same way. both…and either… or neither..nor whether…or not only.. but also
The Interjection An interjection is a word used to express emotion.
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