Presentation on theme: "Verbs. Action Verbs An action verb is a word that expresses action. An action verb may be made up of more than one word. The director shouts at the."— Presentation transcript:
Action Verbs An action verb is a word that expresses action. An action verb may be made up of more than one word. The director shouts at the members of the cast. The lights flashed above the stage.
Action Verbs Action verbs can express physical actions, such as shout and arrive. They can also express mental activities, such as memorize and forget.
Identify Action Verbs Write the action verb in each sentence 1. Mom and Dad play golf on Saturday. 2. Six juicy hamburgers sizzled on the grill. 3. The workers cleaned the pool last week. 4. David scored twelve points. 5. Our neighbors bought a new car.
Identify Action Verbs 1. Mom and Dad play golf on Saturday. 2. Six juicy hamburgers sizzled on the grill. 3. The workers cleaned the pool last week. 4. David scored twelve points. 5. Our neighbors bought a new car.
Transitive Verbs A direct object receives the action of a verb. It answers the question whom? or what? after an action verb. what? The actor rehearsed his lines from the play. who? We saw Maurice in the audience.
Intransitive Verbs A transitive verb has a direct object An intransitive verb does not have a direct object. who? The audience applauds the actors (Transitive) The audience applauds loudly. (Intransitive)
Recognize Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Underline the action verb. Then write T if the verb is transitive or I if the verb is intransitive. If the verb is transitive, draw an arrow to the direct object or objects. 1. Jason forgot his homework. 2. Three deer stood silently. 3. Horatio achieved his success with hard work and luck.
Recognize Transitive and Intransitive Verbs T 1. Jason forgot his homework. I 2. Three deer stood silently. T 3. Horatio achieved his success with hard work and luck.
Verb Tense Tense denotes the time of the action indicated by a verb. The time is not always the same as that indicated by the name of the tense.
6 types of tenses, today we will focus on the first 3 Verb Tenses PresentPastFuture Present Perfect Past Perfect Future Perfect
Present Tense Present tense expresses action which is going on at the present time or which occurs always, repeatedly, or habitually. Examples: He sees the train. He eats cereal for breakfast every day.
Past Tense Past tense expresses action completed at a definite time in the past. Examples: He wrote the letter yesterday. She lived to be 90 years old.
Future Tense Future tense expresses action which will take place in the future. It uses the helping verbs will or shall* and the present tense form of the verb). Examples: She will present the report tomorrow. I shall wait here until you return. Traditionally, shall is used for 1 st person and will for 2 nd and 3 rd persons.