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Verbs “The heartbeat of the sentence ”. Action Linking Helping. Verbs. Definition: expresses an action or a state of being- you cannot have a complete sentence without a verb Three types of verbs: Action verb Linking verb Helping. Action Verb. Expresses a physical or mental action

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verbs
Verbs
  • Definition: expresses an action or a state of being- you cannot have a complete sentence without a verb
  • Three types of verbs:
    • Action verb
    • Linking verb
    • Helping
action verb
Action Verb
  • Expresses a physical or mental action
    • Example: The boy walked into his classroom.
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Practice
  • African farmers grow coffee.
  • Much rain falls in the tropical forests.
  • Many tourists visit the jungles.
  • Europeans established colonies in Africa.
linking verb
Linking Verb
  • It links the subject to a word that identifies or describes it in the predicate.
      • Examples:
        • The girl is a ballerina.
        • He feels sick.
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Practice
  • Some farmers appear content with their lives.
  • The country is rich in copper.
  • The copper industry grows successful.
  • A common food in Zambia is corn porridge.
helping verbs
Helping Verbs
  • helping verb: The part of the verb phrase that helps the main verb (action or linking) tell about an action or make a statement.
    • Example: The students should have had Reading Workshop today.
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Practice
  • Mrs. Bedell’s class will be writing a persuasive essay.
  • The students cheered on the last day of school.
  • The dog smelled his food dish.
  • The flowers smelled fresh in the spring air.
  • The leader of the club is my teacher.
  • She is cooking a fabulous dinner tonight.
  • The class should have studied for the grammar test.
  • My dad sang in a band when he was younger.
  • I am always tired on Mondays.
  • They are whispering about the homework.
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