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  1. Verbs Mrs. Wright

  2. Why is it important to know what a verb is? • One of the 8 parts of speech • Help us understand the language better • You cannot have a sentence without a verb • You MUST have it to make a sentence

  3. Action Verbs • The state of doing something • (easy) • Examples • Skip • Hop • Cry • Laugh • Think

  4. Being Verbs • Not all verbs show action • To be is a verb that does not show action • Forms of “to be”: • Am • Is • Are • Was • Were • Be • Being • Been

  5. Linking Verbs • Verbs that do not show action • Can stand by itself • We use linking verbs in our writing all of the time • Am • Is • Are • Was • Were • Be • Being • Seem • Become

  6. Helping Verbs • A sentence may have a main verb and a helping verb • Come in the forms of: • Have • Have, has, had • Do • Do, does, did • Be • Be, am, is, are, was were, being, been • Example: • Tom dances (MAIN VERB) the best of all my friends • Tom is (HELPING VERB) dancing with his girlfriend

  7. Command Verbs • Command verbs can be a sentence all by itself • This form of conversation is used a lot • Examples: • STOP! • LOOK! • LISTEN!

  8. Principal Parts • Each verb has four main parts: • Infinitive • Today • Present participle • (-ing) • Past • (Yesterday) • Past Participle • Has, have, had

  9. Principal Parts (walk) • Infinitive • To walk • Present (today) I walk • Present Participle (-ing) • I walking?  • I am walking  • (am = linking verb) • Past (yesterday) • I walked • Past Participle (has, have, had) • Helper + walked • I have walked

  10. Principal Parts (talk) • Infinitive • To talk • Present (today) • I walk • Present Participle (-ing) • I talking? • I am talking • (am = linking verb) • Past (yesterday) • I talked • Past Participle (has, have, had) • Helper + talked • I have talked

  11. Regular Verbs • Follow regular patterns • Today I walk • I am walking • Yesterday I walked • I have walked • Today I talk • I am talking • Yesterday I talked • I have talked • Just add an –ED to the past and past participle

  12. Regular Verbs with Spelling Issues (Cry) • Infinitive • To cry • Present (today) • I cry • Present Participle (-ing) • I crying?  • I am crying  • (am = linking verb) • Past (yesterday) • I cred? • I cryed? • I cried  • Past Participle (has, have, had) • Helper + cried • I have cried

  13. Regular Verbs with Spelling Issues (Try) • Infinitive • To try • Present (today) • I try • Present Participle (-ing) • I trying?  • I am trying  • (am = linking verb) • Past (yesterday) • I tred? • I tryed? • I tried  • Past Participle (has, have, had) • Helper + tried • I have tried

  14. Irregular verbs • Do not follow regular patterns (those are easy) • Irregular verbs follow IRREGULAR patterns

  15. Irregular Verbs (eat) • Which one does not sound right? • Today I eat • (Present) • I am eating • (Present participle) • Yesterday I eated • (Past) • I have already eaten • (Past participle) • What type of people can get away with that? • Why?

  16. Irregular Verbs (eat) • Today I eat • (Present) • I am eating • (Present participle) • Yesterday I ate • Past • I have already eaten • Past participle

  17. Remember! What you say may not always be what you SHOULD use!