Verbs We already know that verbs are doing words. So…
Spot the verbs! Mr Twit tied balloons to his wifes arms. Mr Twit grinned horribly as he tied balloons to his wifes arms. The Grand High Witch held her nose and screamed at the witches. Holding her nose, the Grand High Witch screamed at the witches.
But now we are going to learn how to spot verbs which are being words. am is are was were
The monkeys are upside down. There is glue on the dead tree. There were no birds for Mr Twits bird pie. They are horrible people. We were cold and wet all week. I am here! Where are you?
Mostly we put being verbs with a doing verb. We can call this a verb group. I am reading my book. You are talking too loudly. He is eating his lunch. She is washing her face. They were playing on the lawn. We are going home. Peter and Tom were singing out of tune.
What do you notice about the doing verbs that go with our being verbs in those verb groups? Hint – remember past and present tense.
Spot the verb groups. We were singing in the choir. She was not working hard. They are coming home with us. Ellie is feeling ill. Zoe was running in the last race. They were so afraid! John and Karen were watching them and giggling.
What about these? Mrs Twit was stretched by those balloons. All the birds were saved from the bird pie. Mugglewump was delighted to get back at the Twits. Mr and Mrs Twit were glued to the floor.
What did you notice ? Hint. - Remember past and present tense.
Can you spot the verbs? Paula was smiling sweetly as she gave him the cup. Smiling sweetly, Paula gave him the cup. They were pushing their way to the front of the queue. Pushing their way to the front of the queue, they claimed their prize. He was amazed when they won the prize.
The witches screamed when they were squashed by an enormous hippopotamus. Stepping inside, Emily was amazed by the size of the capsule. Seeing the open door, she stepped inside. They were cowering under the stairs when the bomb exploded. Cowering under the stairs, they heard the bomb explode.