. A verb tells of an action or a state of being. State of being. Action Verbs:.
A verb tells of an action or a state of being.
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Explode! Scream! Sneeze! Text! Kick! What are these words doing? They are expressing action, something that a person, animal, force of nature, or thing can do. As a result, we call these words action verbs.
Action verb examples:
Ex. Carlos watched pretty women in skimpy bikinis parading on the beach.
Watching is something that Carlos can do.
Ex. The alarm clock buzzed like an angry bumblebee.
Buzzing is something that the alarm clock can do.
Linking verbs do not express action. Instead, they connect the subject of the verb (predicate) to additional information about the subject. Linking verbs tell of a state of being.
The most common linking verb is “To be” (and all of its forms). Other linking verbs include appear, feel, grow, look, prove, remain, smell, sound, taste. (Sometimes these verbs are linking verbs; sometimes they are action verbs.) WHAT!? (Before you freak out, see the next slide!)
Huh? How do you tell when they are action verbs and when they are linking verbs?
appear, feel, grow, look, prove, remain, smell, sound, taste. (Sometimes these verbs are linking verbs; sometimes they are action verbs.)
If you can substitute am, is, or are and the sentence still sounds logical, you have a linking verb on your hands.
The rose smells beautiful. (The rose is beautiful.) Because “is” can replace “smells”, “smells” is a linking verb
She smells the pizza. (She is the pizza.) Huh…doesn’t make sense, so in this case “smells” is an action verb.
Schoolhouse Rock- Verbs
Do the Verbs practice sheet yo.
Tell you about, or describe, a NOUN or PRONOUN.
Adjectives tell you about:
Ex. Big, blue, round, short, spectacular
Ex. A, ten, lots, some, several, one
Ex. That, those, his, hers, their, your, its, the
One, big, robustpig ate thoserottenbeets.
Articles (a, an, the) are considered adjectives.
To help you find adjectives…
Find the noun(s) and pronoun(s) in a sentence and ask yourself if there are any words describing them.
Ex. Yourdog ate my baseballhat.
“Your” is telling us about which specific dog is being discussed.
At first glance, you might be tempted to say baseball is a noun, but upon closer inspection, we see that, in this case, the word baseball actually describes the noun hat. Therefore, baseball is an adjective in this sentence.
Schoolhouse Rock- Adjectives
Do the adjectives practice sheet yo.
Describe, or modify, VERBS, ADJECTIVES, or other ADVERBS.
Adverbs tell you:
How- secretly, quickly, carefully
When- then, later, finally
Where- nearby, underground, here
To what extent- often, deep, never
An adverb modifying a verb:
“Chefs plan their meals carefully.” (carefully modifies the verb plan.)
An adverb modifying an adjective
“Vegetables provide very important nutrients.” (very modifies the adjective important.)
An adverb modifying another adverb
“She sang more beautifully tonight than last night.” (“more” modifies the adverb beautifully, beautifully modifies the verb sang.)