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  1. Verbs Review of the three types.

  2. What’s a verb? • Verbs express an action • Ex: bring, change, grow, consider • Verbs express an occurrence • Ex: become, happen, occur • Verbs express a state of being • Ex: be, seem, remain

  3. There are three kinds of VERBS Action verbs Linking verbs Helping verbs

  4. 1. Action Verbs

  5. Action Verbs • Tells what action is occurring in a sentence. • Expresses a mental or physical activity. • Answers the question: “What is the subject doing?”

  6. These are Action Verbs: coughed clap choked sang awake ride ran

  7. Action Verbs Practice • What is the subject doing? Find the simple subject and its action verb: • He spoke French. • I wandered around the room yesterday. • The children sprung out of bed on Christmas morning.

  8. Answers: • What is the subject doing? Find the simple subject and its actionverb: • Hespoke French. • Iwandered around the room yesterday. • The childrensprung out of bed on Christmas morning.

  9. 2. Linking Verbs

  10. Linking Verbs… • do not show an action; they show a relationship. • link or connect the subjectof the sentence with a noun or an adjective in the predicate. subjectLVnoun subject LV adjective • Peanutis my toad. -Peanutistiny.

  11. Linking Verbs All forms of “tobe”are called state of being verbs. Examples: • am • is • are • was • were • be • being • been • became

  12. Let’s Put it Together… • Find the ACTION and LINKINGVERB(S)… • Victor said his friend was pretty strange. Answer: ACTION VERB LINKING VERB Victor said his friend waspretty strange.

  13. Let’s Put it Together… • Find the ACTION and LINKINGVERB(S)… • There are thirteen people attending my birthday party. Answer: LINKING VERB ACTION VERB There are thirteen people attending my birthday party.

  14. 3. Helping Verbs Help me!

  15. Helping Verbs… • work with a main verb to help you understand what action is taking place. • This is called a verb phrase. • There could be more than onehelping verb in a sentence. • Examples: Helping Verb + Main Verb = Verb Phrase Dogscanrun. I wassleeping. Artistscantrainothers to draw. The student had been working on homework. The techniques could have beenaltered a little.

  16. 23 Helping Verbs • am • is • are • was • were • being • been • be • have • has • had • do • does • did • shall • should • will • would • may • might • must • can • could

  17. Helping Verb Practice: Directions: Identify the verb phrase. What are the helping verb(s) and main verb within it? 1. You can speak loudly in the gym. • Verb phrase: can speak • Helping verb: can • Main verb: speak 2. The dog must have been chasing the cat. • Verb phrase: must have been chasing • Helping verbs: must, have, been • Main verb: chasing

  18. Directions: Break the sentence into complete subject and complete predicate with a vertical line. Underline the verb(s) in the complete predicate. Label its type (AV, LV, or HV). • We parked and locked our bicycles in the rack at the library. • Many, many resources were available there.

  19. AnswersKey: Action VerbsLinking VerbsHelping Verbs • We parked and locked our bicycles in the rack at the library. • Many, many resources were available there.

  20. Directions: Break the sentence into complete subject and complete predicate with a vertical line. Underline the verb(s) in the complete predicate. Label its type (AV, LV, or HV). 3. I considered several books about wild animals. 4. All of the books had looked interesting.

  21. AnswersKey: Action VerbsLinking VerbsHelping Verbs 3. I considered several books about wild animals. 4. All of the books hadlooked interesting.

  22. Look at your PCR book… …to answer questions 5-7 in the practice section of your notes.

  23. Homework… Finish page 3 and complete page 4 of the verb packet 2 sided verb worksheet by tomorrow.