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Verbs. What is a verb?. A verb is a word which describes the action in a sentence (the word that is doing something) Examples I play football. They skip quickly. We eat spaghetti. Bob is seven today. Action Verbs vs. Linking Verbs.

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verbs what is a verb
Verbs. What is a verb?
  • A verb is a word which describes the action in a sentence (the word that is doing something)

Examples

I play football.

They skip quickly.

We eat spaghetti.

Bob is seven today.

an action verb tells what action someone or something is performing
An action verb tells what action someone or something is performing.
  • Father packed our suitcases.
  • The ship chugged into the harbor.
  • Mr. Fox swallowed the slimy fly larva as part of a Fear Factor dare.
a linking verb connects a noun or pronoun with a word that identifies or describes it
A linking verb connects a noun or pronoun with a word that identifies or describes it.
  • New York is a city.
  • Lucy seems unhappy.
  • Mr. Fox was sick from eating the larva.
verb tenses
Verb Tenses
  • Verb tenses describe WHEN the action is happening.
  • PRESENT (it’s happening NOW.)
  • PAST (it’s ALREADY happened.)
  • FUTURE (it’s ABOUT to or WILL happen.)
present tense to past tense
Present tense to past tense.
  • The following sentences are written in the present tense. Try changing them to the past tense by putting Yesterday at the beginning of each.
  • I eat spaghetti.
  • They skip quickly.
  • Bob is seven.
  • I play football.

How have the verbs changed?

how did you do
How did you do?
  • Yesterday I ate spaghetti.
  • Yesterday they skipped quickly.
  • Yesterday Bob was seven.
  • Yesterday I played football.
past to present
Past to present

These sentences are in the past.

Change them to the present by putting today at the front of each sentence.

  • Sarah felt hot.
  • The cow jumped over the moon.
  • John sat outside in the garden.
  • The mouse ran up the clock.
how did you do9
How did you do?
  • TodaySarah feels hot.
  • Today the cow jumps over the moon.
  • Today John sits outside in the garden.
  • Today the mouse runs up the clock.
the future tense
The future tense.
  • The future tense is used to describe what will or could happen. Change these sentences to the future tense by adding tomorrow at the start of each.
  • Jack and Jill went up the hill.
  • Thomas chased the mouse.
  • Lucy entered the wardrobe.
  • Bo Peep lost her sheep.
how did you do11
How did you do?
  • Tomorrow Jack and Jill could/will go up the hill.
  • Tomorrow Thomas could/will chase the mouse.
  • Tomorrow Lucy could/will enter the wardrobe.
  • Tomorrow Bo Peep could/will lose her sheep.
verbs that end in ify
Verbs that end in “ ify ”
  • The suffix “ ify ” changes a noun or adjective into a verb.
  • Example: Justice (is noun that means that things are fair) Throw the “ ify ” at it and it becomes…..

Justify...(which means to prove)

more examples
More Examples
  • Humid….Humidify
  • Pure….Purify
  • Simple….Simplify
  • Stupid…._____________
  • Passive….____________