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Kinds of Verbs Action, Linking, and Helping. Verbs As you know, every sentence has two parts, the subject and the predicate. As you know, every sentence.

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1 Kinds of Verbs Action, Linking, and Helping

2 Verbs As you know, every sentence has two parts, the subject and the predicate. As you know, every sentence has two parts, the subject and the predicate. The key word in the predicate is the verb. The key word in the predicate is the verb. The verb tells what the subject of the sentence is, has, does, or feels. The verb tells what the subject of the sentence is, has, does, or feels. Burt works at the park. Burt works at the park. He trims the trees. He trims the trees. He loves his job. He loves his job. He paints the benches. He paints the benches.

3 Action Verbs Most verbs are action verbs. Some action verbs refer to physical action that can be seen by other people. Most verbs are action verbs. Some action verbs refer to physical action that can be seen by other people. Others refer to mental action that cannot be seen. Others refer to mental action that cannot be seen. Physical Action: The gardener feeds the ducks. Physical Action: The gardener feeds the ducks. Mental Action: She likes the migrating birds best. Mental Action: She likes the migrating birds best.

4 Linking Verbs A verb that expresses a state of being often functions as a linking verb. A verb that expresses a state of being often functions as a linking verb. A linking verb links, or connects, the subject with a noun or an adjective in the predicate that names or describes the subject. A linking verb links, or connects, the subject with a noun or an adjective in the predicate that names or describes the subject. Peanut is a toad. Peanut is a toad. Peanut is tiny. Peanut is tiny.

5 The most common being verbs are forms of be itself. Am Am is is Are Are Was Was Were Were Be Be Being Being been been

6 Identify each verb in the sentences below. Does it express action or being? 1. We parked and locked our bicycles in the rack at the library. 2. Many, many resources were available there. 3. I considered several books about wild animals. 4. All of the books looked interesting. 5. Finally, I decided on one about tropical birds. 6. The book described many birds from countries in Central and South America.

7 Other being verbs: (sensory verbs) Appear Appear Become Become Feel Feel Grow Grow Look Look Seem Seem Remain Remain Smell Smell Sound Sound Stay Stay taste taste These can be either an action or linking verb

8 Some verbs can function as either linking verbs or action verbs. Linking Verbs Action Verbs The lily pond smells stagnant. The squirrel smells its food. The gardener felt tired. She felt the trees thick leaves.

9 Linking or Action ???? To help you decide whether one of these verbs is a linking verb, try substituting is or are for the verb. If the sentence still makes sense, the verb is probably a linking verb. To help you decide whether one of these verbs is a linking verb, try substituting is or are for the verb. If the sentence still makes sense, the verb is probably a linking verb. The pigeons look comical. (The pigeons are comical) The pigeons look comical. (The pigeons are comical) The swans hiss sounds fierce. (The swans hiss is fierce) The swans hiss sounds fierce. (The swans hiss is fierce)

10 Decide if sensory verb is LV or Action A monkey appears from behind a tree. It appears excited. A monkey appears from behind a tree. It appears excited. The young deer grew taller. The male deer grew antlers. The young deer grew taller. The male deer grew antlers. The koala baby looks cute. It looks for its mother. The koala baby looks cute. It looks for its mother. The koala tastes a leaf. Does it taste good? The koala tastes a leaf. Does it taste good?

11 Helping Verbs Helping verbs work with the main verb. Helping verbs work with the main verb. Maybe Mr. Doo should have a will Maybe Mr. Doo should have a will Helping Verbs Might is does should have will Must am did could has was May are do would had were be can

12 List the verbs in the sentences below and label Photographs, television, and movies show us a variety of unusual creatures. Photographs, television, and movies show us a variety of unusual creatures. We can see animals in their natural habitat in national parks, nature sanctuaries, or even city parks. We can see animals in their natural habitat in national parks, nature sanctuaries, or even city parks. Few animals look strange to us today. Few animals look strange to us today. Some animals still seem unusual, however. Some animals still seem unusual, however. The anteater is one example. The anteater is one example.


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