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10.1 Action Verbs and Direct Objects. -To identify action verbs and direct objects. Action Verbs. A word that expresses action and tells what the subject does . Always include helping verbs. Verb(s) that help(s) the main verb. . Examples. Sports experts write about football players.

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10 1 action verbs and direct objects

10.1 Action Verbs and Direct Objects

-To identify action verbs and direct objects


Action verbs
Action Verbs

  • A word that expresses action and tells what the subject does.

  • Always include helping verbs.

    • Verb(s) that help(s) the main verb.


Examples
Examples

  • Sports experts write about football players.

  • The boy threw the ball.

  • He tackled the opponent.

  • I will go to the movies.

  • Ryan had read the book.

  • These players have red uniforms.

  • The pitcher has a sore arm.

  • Our cheerleader had a megaphone.


Do not include adverbs with helping verbs
Do not include Adverbs with Helping Verbs

  • We rarely travel.

  • We often travel.

  • We will always travel.

  • We will not travel.

  • We will eagerly travel.


Direct object
Direct Object

  • A direct object receives the action of the verb.

    • Answers the question whom? or what? after an action verb.

      -The actor remembered lines from the play.

      -The punter kicks the football.

      -We saw Lara and Abbie at the movie.

      -The team carried gloves and bats to the dugout.


Be careful
Be careful

  • A direct object only answers who or what.

  • It does not answer how, why, when, where

  • The crowd cheered loudly.

  • We traveled to Mexico.

  • The bird flew high in the sky.

  • We read everyday so we could learn about the topic.


Transitive verbs
Transitive Verbs

  • A verb that has a direct object in its sentence.

  • The audience applauds the actors.

  • Actors perform all the roles in the play.


Intransitive verbs
Intransitive Verbs

  • A verb that does not have a direct object in its sentence.

  • The audience applauds.

  • Football season arrived.

  • The girl reads.

  • The cookies burned.

  • The crowd cheered loudly.


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