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: 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:
am was will be
are were can be
is shall be
Perry is sneaky.
Ferb and Phineas were clever.
Candace seemed suspicious.
Thee common verbs can be either action
OR linking verbs:
1. appear 2. feel 3. look 4. turn
5. sound 6. taste 7. remain 8. smell
9. stay 10. grow 11. 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 Person I am we are
Second Person you are you are
Third Person he is they are
The Tense of a verb tells when it happen(ed)(s).
Past present future
worked work(s) will work
slept sleep(s) will sleep
was am/are will be