Presentation on theme: "VERBS A verb is a word that shows ______ or expresses a state of ______. Ex: Taylor kicked the ball. Josh is strong. Regular verbs form their past by adding."— Presentation transcript:
VERBS A verb is a word that shows ______ or expresses a state of ______. Ex: Taylor kicked the ball. Josh is strong. Regular verbs form their past by adding d, ed, or t. Irregular verbs do not form their past by adding d, ed, or t. Ex: sing - ____; do - ___; go - ____; set - ___ actionbeing Ex: dance - _______ talk - _____; burn - ____dancedtalkedburnt sangdidwentset
VERBS Verbs have four principal parts: PresentPastPast ParticiplePresent Participle eat(s) work ate worked eaten worked eating working ______ are the time element in grammar. There are six major tenses. Tenses Present Past Future Present perfect Past perfect Future perfect (think everyday) (think yesterday) (think tomorrow) (have or has plus the past participle) (had plus the past participle) (will have plus the past participle)
VERBS Being or Linking verbs:Is, are, was, were, am, be, been, being, become, became, seems, remains, stays, appears, continues, grows, and sometimes the five senses. Linking verbs can never be followed by a direct object because they cannot pass any action; they help state a fact. They may be followed by predicate nouns, predicate pronouns, or predicate adjectives. Helping verbs:Is, are, am, was, were, be, been, have, has, had, do, does, did, shall, will, can, may, might, could, should, would Helping verbs are used with other verbs. They can be used separately as well. When finding the verb in a sentence, you must include all helping verbs as well as the main verb. Ex: You are it. Jack is the captain. Mary became beautiful. Ted grew tall.
VERBS Verbs must always agree in number with the subject. If a subject is a singular noun or a third-person singular pronoun, use the present tense verb form that ends in –s or –es. If a subject is a plural noun or any pronoun other than third-person singular, use the present tense verb form that does not end in –s or –es.