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Verbs are words that show action or state of being. They also indicate the time that the action or state of being occurs: either present, past, or future. Verbs
Action Verbs: tell what the subject is doing. Action verbs help bring your writing to life. Linking Verbs: connect (link) a subject to a noun or an adjective in the predicate. Helping Verbs: make a verb more specific. Irregular Verbs: do not follow the –ed rule. Instead of adding – ed to show past tense, the word might change. Types of Verbs
A helping verb makes a verb more specific. Valerie will attempt a luge run. (The helping verb will helps express future tense.) She may need special clothing. (May helps express possibility.) The track, which was destroyed, had been built for the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo. (Had been helps express past perfect tense; also passive voice.) Helping Verbs
Directions: Select a helping verb from the following list to complete each sentence in the paragraph below. woulddoeswillcouldshould I 1. ____ like to ride a luge, but Mom 2. _____ not think that’s a good idea. Dad thinks that I 3. _____ learn more about luges first. Are there any luge schools that I 4. ______ attend? I 5. ______ research that on the internet, and perhaps I 6. ______ find an instructor nearby. Helping Verbs
Most verbs in the English language are regular. A writer adds –ed to regular verbs to show a past action. A writer can also use has, have, or had with the past participle to make other verb tenses. Irregular verbs do not follow the –ed rule. Instead of adding –ed to show past tense, the word might change. Irregular Verbs
PresentPastPast Participle Irregular Verbs I speak. Yesterday I spoke.I have spoken. She runs. Yesterday she ran. She has run. Directions: On your own paper, write five sentences using the irregular verbs listed below: take make see go ride
Directions: list the verbs for the following sentences. 1.Tony runs to the park. 2.After the game, Johnny ate the rest of his meatloaf. 3.Darth Vader was an antagonist. 4.The time is now. 5.He will arrive around three. Directions: Write about your morning routine using as many action, linking, helping, and irregular verbs as possible. When you are finished, have a partner underline and name the type of verbs you used. Practice