2 Types of Verbs There are 3 types of verbs! You already know about ACTION verbs.A LINKING verb joins, or connects, the subject to the predicate to make a sentence complete. It does not show action.A HELPING verb helps the main verb in a sentence to tell when a verb will happen, is happening, or has happened.
3 Examples: I sleep at night. (ACTION) I am tired now. (LINKING) I was sleeping in the bed. (HELPING)
4 Let’s Practice! Are these linking or helping verbs? He is walking on the beach.They are so hot in the sun.We are looking for seashells.Dogs were running in the water.She is a tall girl over there.I am so happy to be here!LHHLL
6 Try It. Read Each Sentence below Try It! Read Each Sentence below. Write an L if the underlined verb is a linking verb. Write an H if the verb is a helping verb.I was swimming like a fish today. _______Fish have been swimming in the oceans formillions of years. _____________3. The fish was cold. _________HHL
7 Practice Read the paragraph below. Underline the linking verbs Practice Read the paragraph below. Underline the linking verbs. Circle the helping verbs.There are more than 20,000 types of fish. I have eaten swordfish and sardines. Have you ever eaten eel? A shark is a very big fish. Are sea horses fish? The lionfish is orange.__________
8 Proofread Read the paragraph below Proofread Read the paragraph below. Write in linking or helping verbs to complete the sentences.There ______ six fish in my aquarium.The blue fish ____ swimming fasterthan the orange fish. My cat ____watching them swim. I ______ triedto teach the cat to behave. These fish________ not for dinner, Miss Kitty!areisishaveare