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A verb is a word that expresses action. Verb. every sentence has a main verb. in many sentences, a single word is all that is needed to express the action. An action verb expresses either physical or mental activity. Verb. PHYSICAL Please cook dinner, Jerry.

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Verb

A verb is a word that expresses action.

Verb

  • every sentence has a main verb

  • in many sentences, a single word

    is all that is needed to express the

    action


Verb

An action verb expresses either physical or mental activity.

Verb

PHYSICAL Please cook dinner, Jerry.

MENTAL Francesca understands the

science experiment.


Verb

Verb

EXAMPLES

The dog barked all night.

Brandon throws the ball a long way.

TIP “What is the action?”


Verb

Verb

In some sentences, the verb consists of a main verb and one or more helping verbs.

  • a helping verb helps the main verb to

    express action

EXAMPLEScan speak

will learn

shouldhavebeen fed


Verb

Verb

I hadcalled my grandmother already.

Hadis helping the main verb called.

I haveused a computer in math class.

Haveis helping the main verb used.


Verb

Verb

Remember, a verb cannot be a helping verb unless there is another verb for it to help.

EXAMPLE They had a good time at the nature center.

Hadis the only verb; there is no other verb for

it to help.


Verb

Together, the main verb and its helping verb or verbs is called a verb phrase.

Verb

EXAMPLES Many students can speak Spanish.

I will be learning all the state capitals tonight.

The dog should have been fed by now.

The magician is thinking of a number.


Commonly used helping verbs

Commonly Used Helping Verbs

beamisare

waswere been

hashavehad

do does did

can couldshall should

willwouldmay

mightmustbeing

Sung to the tune of

“London Bridge”


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