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Linking Verbs. Adverbs. Parts of Speech 2. By Terri Coleson. Proper Nouns. Proper Nouns. A proper noun refers to places and people only NOT ideas or things All names of people, cities, states, and countries are proper nouns Proper nouns don’t have definitions

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parts of speech 2

Linking Verbs

Adverbs

Parts of Speech 2

By Terri Coleson

Proper Nouns

proper nouns
Proper Nouns
  • Aproper noun refers to places and people only NOT ideas or things
  • All names of people, cities, states, and countries are proper nouns
  • Proper nouns don’t have definitions
  • Some examples of proper nouns include

Albuquerque, Truman, Ms. Coleson, Mexico, United States, Mario, Patricia

proper noun practice
Proper NounPractice
  • How is a proper noun different than a regular noun? (Click for Answer)

Only people or places can be proper nouns, not things or ideas.

  • Identify the proper nouns in the following sentences

When Ms. Darby walked into her classroom,she saw three students, Angel, Mariah, and Dominic drawing silly faces on her board. She told the class “ Here at Sunnydale Middle School we know better than to act like that!”. (Click for Answer)

1) Ms. Darby 2) Angel 3) Mariah, 4) Dominic 5) Sunnydale Middle School

linking verbs
Linking Verbs
  • A linking verb is a verb where you do an action, but don’t move or put any physical effort into the action.
  • Linking verbs connect the noun with the rest of the sentence. Verbs are always needed for a sentence.
  • “To be” verbs and sensory verbs are common linking verbs.
  • Examples of linking verbs include:

Am, Are, Is, Was, Were, Smell, Feel, Taste, Seem, Become, Appear

linking verb practice
Linking VerbPractice

What is special about a linking verb? (Click for Answer)

A linking verb shows action without a person moving or putting physical effort into the action.

  • Identify the Linking verbs in the following sentences

I was sitting in my living room one morning and becoming bored with TV. I was going to clean house, but decided to go for a walk instead. When I got outside, I smelled someone grilling. I could almost taste it. So I went back inside and decided to cook instead! (Click for Answer)

1) Was 2) Becoming 3) Decided 4) Got 5) Smelled

adverbs
Adverbs
  • Adverbsdescribe a verb. They use HOW something is done.
  • Sentences don’t have to have adverbs, but like adjectives they help us with details.
  • Adverbs will always be next to a verb.
  • Sometimes adverbs are just adjectives with –ly added to the end. Most end in –ly.
  • Some examples of adverbsare:

Slowly, Quickly, Clumsily, vigorously, sadly, Happily,

adverb practice
AdverbPractice
  • What is an adverb? (Click for Answer)

A word that describes a verb, and tells us HOW something is done!

  • Identify the adverb in the following sentences

I woke up slowly as the sun shone brightly through my open window. The wind blew gently and I smiled wide. I knew it would be the perfect day to plant my delicately colored rosebushes. (Click for Answer)

1) Slowly 2) Brightly 3) Gently 4) Wide 5) Delicately

review
REVIEW

Proper Nouns

Aproper noun refers to a person or place only!

  • All names of people, cities, states, and countries are proper nouns

Linking Verbs

  • A linking verb is a verb where you do an action, but don’t move or put any physical effort into the action.
  • Linking verbs connect the noun with the rest of the sentence. Verbs are always needed for a sentence.

Adverbs

Adverbsdescribe a verb. They use HOW something is done.

Sometimes adverbs are just adjectives with –ly added to the end. Most end in –ly.

quiz time
Quiz Time!
  • What makes a proper noun special? (Click for Answer)

Aproper noun is a person or place only!

Define a linking verb (Click for Answer)

A linking verb is an action without moving or physical effort.

  • Define an Adverb(Click for Answer)

A word that describes a verb!

quiz cont
Quiz Cont.

Identify the propernouns, linking verbs, and adverbsin the following sentences.

I jumped up startled as I felt something crawling slowly across my face. My cat, Peanut looked at me before crawling warily into a pouncing position. I screamed loudly as she jumped over me. I sighed quietly. I would be able to go to the Rihanna Concert tonight without a scar. (Click for Answer)

1) Peanut 2) Rihanna 3)Felt 4) Signed 5) Able 6) Startled

7) Slowly 8) Loudly 9) Quietly