ACTION VERBS What They Do An action verb expresses an action and tells what the subject does. Action verbs show either physical or mental action. Physical: Anna ran in her cross-county meet. Mental: I forgot my teacher’s name.
Where’s the Action Verb? Underline the action verb on your paper as we read each of the following sentences. Write a “P” above it if it is physical and a “M” above it if it is mental. 1)The bride walked down the aisle. 2)The groom smiled at her. 3)The puppy loves his toy. 4)He brought it back to his owner. 5)Egyptians thought highly of their kingdom.
Answers 1)The bride walked down the aisle. (P) 2)The groom smiled at her. (P) 3)The puppy loves his toy. (M) 4)He brought it back to his owner. (P) 5)Egyptians thought highly of their kingdom. (M)
Review What is a verb? A word that expresses an action or state of being. What is the job of an action verb? To express a physical or mental action. Give examples of physical actions. Give examples of mental actions.
Physical or Mental? Directions: 1)Identify the action verb in the sentence. 2)State if it is physical or mental. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Physical or Mental? 1.Jessica jumped up and down for joy. 2.Ian thought about the answer to the question. 3.He then raised his hand excitedly. 4.Olivia knows the answer too. 5.Mrs. Hannan forgot to assign homework. 6.Ms. Shirk loves her students.
LINKING VERBS The job: A linking verb links the subject to a word that either describes the subject or gives the subject another name. It states that something “is” or “exists”. A verb is a linking verb if: it can replace one of the verbs of being (am, is, are, was, were) and make sense. Ex: We were nervous.Nancy is an author. John looked sad. The soup tastes delicious
WAIT!!!!! Did you know that linking verbs have another name? They are also known as STATE-OF- BEING verbs! WOWSERS!
Common Linking Verbs The most common linking verbs can be memorized using the following mnemonic: Ann Is A Wild, Wonderful, Bouncing Baby Bear. m s r a e e e e e s r I e e n n g
Can you remember what each word stands for? Ann Is A Wild, Wonderful, Bouncing Baby Bear.
Less Common Linking Verbs appear become feel grow look remain seem smell sound stay taste turn **THESE VERBS CAN BE ACTION OR LINKING DEPENDING ON HOW THEY ARE USED. SEE SENTENCES ON THE NEXT PAGE.
Action or Linking? Identify whether the following verbs are used as action or linking verbs. 1.They sounded the bell for a fire drill. 2.Mom sounded happy about her new job. 3.The judge looked at my science project. 4.Sally Ann looks beautiful in her ballroom costume.
Where’s the Linking Verb? Underline the linking verb on your paper as we read each of the following sentences. 1.Henry appears nervous. 2.Tanya is the first dancer to perform. 3.Last year, she was last on the program. 4.The stage looks beautiful. 5.Flowers are everywhere.
Answers Henry appears nervous. Tanya is the first dancer to perform. Last year, she was last on the program. The stage looks beautiful. Flowers are everywhere.
HELPING VERBS -The job: A helping verb helps a main verb do its job. -Without its help, the main verb doesn’t make any sense. Ex. (with helping) Soon it will be time to go home. (without helping) Soon it be time to go home.
WARNING!! Sometimes the helping verb might not be next to the main verb. One common word that separates helping verbs is : NOT Ex. She will not go to the beach today. Do you think that Johnny likes Felicia?
ANOTHER WARNING! If you see one of the following verbs without a main verb, it is NOT a helping verb! am is are was were be being been has have had do does did may might must can could shall should will would
Let’s Sing! Sing the verbs to the tune of “Jingle Bells” Do, does, did Have, has, had May…might…must Would, could, should Will, shall, can These are helping verbs! SING IT AGAIN!
Find the Helping Verbs! Directions: Find the helping verbs in these sentences. 1.Did you watch Dancing with the Stars last night? 2.Sam, can your dog do tricks? 3.Natalie’s cat can sleep for an entire day. 4.Alex was snowboarding last weekend.
Where Does it Belong? Add helping verbs to the sentences below: 1)The swamp ______ be frightening after dark. 2)The Swamp Thing _______been coming out at night lately. 3)No one ________ever seen the Swamp Thing. 4)No one knows what the Swamp Thing _______do to you.
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. Together the main verb and the helping verb are called a “verb phrase.”
Continued A sentence may contain up to three helping verbs to assist 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.