VERB Notes for Writer’s Notebook. What is a verb? Ntbk p. 165. Verb: a word that shows action or a state of being. Action Verb : shows an action that can be seen, felt, heard, or thought. Ex. The wagon flipped over. Linking Verb: tells about/describes the subject
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VERB Notes for Writer’s Notebook
Verb: a word that shows action or a state of being.
Action Verb: shows an action that can be seen, felt, heard, or thought.
Ex. The wagon flipped over.
Linking Verb: tells about/describes the subject
Ex. Squirmy is tired.
Helping Verb: helps the main verb
An action verb shows an action that can be seen, felt, heard, or thought.
1. The waiter cut the cake into four slices.
2. I admire your determination. (action felt)
3. I hope they remember to pick me up on time. (action thought)
-shows NO action,
-it connects or links the subject to a word that follows it
Ex: Taylor is witty.
Mr. Beiber is a punk.
You are handsome.
These verbs are always linking verbs:
Perry is sneaky.
Ferb and Phineas were clever.
Candace seemed suspicious.
Thee common verbs can be either action
OR linking verbs:
1. appear 2. feel3. look 4. turn
5. sound 6. taste7. remain 8. smell
9. stay10. grow11. prove 12. get
- "help out" a main verb-telling more exactly when and how the action is taking place.
Helping verbs are always attached to a main verb!
The dance was enjoyed by everyone.
The organizers could have sold more tickets.
Helping Verbs! Helping Verbs!
There are 23...
Am Is Are,
Was & Were,
Being Been & Be
Have Has Had,
Do Does Did,
Shall Should Will & Would
There are 5 more helping verbs:
May Might Must Can & Could
First PersonI amwe are
Second Personyou areyou are
Third Personhe is they are
The Tense of a verb tells when it happen(ed)(s).