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Verbs Are Cool. Like Mr. Randles. Identify the Main Verb. Ask yourself, What is the subject doing? Odysseus sailed from Troy to Ithaca. He fought many battles. The “man skilled in all ways of contending” blinded Polyphemus. Later, he tricked Circe. Odysseus spent seven years with Calypso.

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verbs are cool

Verbs Are Cool

Like Mr. Randles

identify the main verb
Identify the Main Verb

Ask yourself, What is the subject doing?

  • Odysseus sailed from Troy to Ithaca.
  • He fought many battles.
  • The “man skilled in all ways of contending” blinded Polyphemus.
  • Later, he tricked Circe.
  • Odysseus spent seven years with Calypso.
  • Poseidon smashed Odysseus’ boat against the rocks.
  • Zeus threw a thunderbolt at his ships.
  • His men feasted on the Helios’ cattle.
  • Odysseus slaughtered those arrogant suitors.
  • Penelope gave Odysseus a test.
identify the verbs
Identify the Verbs

What word is linking the subject to the subject’s state of existence?

  • Poseidon was angry.
  • Homer’s story is an Epic.
  • War and journey are the two kinds of Epics.
  • The Great Hall looked like a nightmare.
  • Odysseus could be arrogant at times.
  • Penelope seems like a cautious women.
  • Calypso is the goddess who kept Odysseus for herself.
helping verbs
Helping Verbs

Mother disliked having canned spaghetti Wednesday........

  • Mother-May, must, might
  • Disliked-Do, does, did
  • Having-Have, has, had
  • Canned-Can, could
  • Spaghetti-Should, shall
  • Wednesday-Would, will
  • ........-Is/are/am/were/was/be/been/being
underline the verb phrases mr randles is very cool
Underline the Verb Phrasesmr. randles is very cool.
  • Odysseus could have reached the shores of Ithaca earlier.
  • Odysseus’ men should not have eaten Helios’ cattle.
  • Odysseus had to be careful during his travels.
  • He must have been nervous when navigating between Charybsdis and Scylla.