3 Action VerbsTransitive Verbs: Directs the action to a receiver of the actionExample: The captain rang the bell. (what “rang” – the bell)The receiver of the action is a noun or pronounIntransitive Verbs: Expresses action about the subject of the sentence but does not direct the action towards another noun/pronoun.Example: The captain rang for dinner.There is no receiver of the action.
4 Mental and Visible Action Verbs SailRipBringTraveledSwimMigratesSmileCriedLaughedMental ActionThinkRememberUnderstandExpectConsiderDecideHopeForgetWant
5 Linking Verb List of Linking Verbs: Connects a noun or pronoun with a word which describes or renames that noun or pronounExample: The Sahara is a desert.The desert feels sweltering.List of Linking Verbs:is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been,appears, becomes, feels, grows, looks,remains, seems, smells, sounds, stays,tastes, turns
6 Helping VerbsA verb or verbs added to the main verb to form a verb phraseMay be separated by another word such as not, never, hardly, seldom….
7 Helping Verbs is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been can, could do, does, didhas, have, hadmay, might, mustshall, shouldwill, would