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1 EQ: How do I identify and use the correct verb in a sentence? Name That Verb!Action VerbsLinking VerbsHelping/Main VerbsEQ: How do I identify and use the correct verb in a sentence?
2 There are different types of verbs. Some show action, and some don’t.
3 An action verb shows action An action verb shows action. It tells what the subject of the sentence does.
4 Action Verbs Bill hit the ball. The cat purred softly. I walk to school.Susan spoke to me.
5 A linking verb links, or connects, the subject to the predicate A linking verb links, or connects, the subject to the predicate. It does not show action.
6 Common Linking Verbsam is are was were be been being smell look remain appear seemsfeels tastes turn become sound grow stand
7 Linking Verb “test”If you can replace the verb with is or are and it still makes since, you have a linking verb!The birthday cake looks delicious.Does a cake have eyes? No! Can you replace the verb looks with is or are? The birthday cake is delicious. Yes! That makes sense so looks is a linking verb.
8 Linking Verbs We are hungry. He was late to school. The winner is Johnny.The rose smells good.
9 A helping verb helps a main verb A helping verb helps a main verb. The helping verb comes before the main verb.
10 What is a Verb Phrase? is leaving could jump A verb phrase consist of a helping verb followed by a main verb. The helping verb must help the main verb to make a verb phrase!is leaving could jumpmay become will be runningmight have thought
11 Helping/Main Verbs I am eating my lunch. Ed has taken the test. We were talking.
12 Things to think about!Sometimes there is another word which separates the helping verb from the main verb.One common example is "not“. The word not is always an adverb. It is never part of the helping verb even when it is joined with a verb as a contraction.
13 We will not go to the fair this week. The verb in this sentence containsa Verb Phrase. It has a helping verb and a main verb.The helping verb is will and theMain verb is go.Remember: NOT is NOT partof the verb.
14 She didn’t go to the ballgame. She did not go to the ball game. Verb phrase – did goYou do not include “not” as part of the verbThe boy couldn't find his socks. The helping verb is could and the main verb is find. Do not include “not” as part of the verb.
15 When you see an "ing" verb such as "running", be on the lookout for a helping verb also. We are watching a movie today.A sentence may contain up to three helping verbs to 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.
16 In the following sentences, see if you can identify the verb. Practice TimeIn the following sentences, see if you can identify the verb.