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What are the two kinds of verbs?
There are action and linking verbs.
What are Action Verbs?
Action verbs describe what the subject is doing. They convey either mental or physical action.
Examples: to run, to yell, to paint, to skate = physical actions
to think,to fear, to like, to learn, to decide = mental actions
What are Linking Verbs?
Linking verbs describe a state of being. They link a subject to a quality or a condition.
Examples: Jane is smart."Is" links Jane to the quality of being smart.
Jane was a teacher. "Was" links Jane to the condition of being a teacher.
Remember when the verb "to be" is the main verb, it is always a Linking Verb. Some verbs can be either linking or action depending on how they are used. Many of them have to do with the senses.
Examples: to taste, to look, to sound,to feel, to appear, to seem, to smell.
Write a sentence using each of those verbs both as an action verb and as a linking verb.
Mark tastes the sauce to see if it is spicy. (action)
The sauce tastes spicy. (linking)
I looked at the stars. (action)
The stars look beautiful tonight. (linking)
Gloria felt the rough bark of the tree under her hands. (action)
The tree bark feels rough to her touch. (linking)
What are helping verbs?
Helping verbs are used to form questions and tense.
What is tense?
Tense refers to the different forms of a verb to denote time, such as present tense,future tense, past tense, conditional tense.
Practice putting the verb'to jump" in as many different tenses as you can. Use the pronoun "we". Example: We jump.(present tense) You do not need to name the tenses.
We jump. We jumped. We have jumped. we are jumping. We were jumping. Did you jump? Do you jump?
We will jump. We have been jumping. We could have jumped. We must jump.
We will have been jumping.
"Jump" is the main verb. Apart from the pronoun "we" the other words with "jump" are helping verbs.
What is a verb phrase?
When a helping verb or verbs are used together with the main verb all the parts of the verb together are called a verb phrase.
She has been famous for years.
-"has been" is the verb phrase,
"has" is the helping verb,
"been" is the main verb - It is a form of the verb "to be".When the verb "to be" is the main verb, it is always a linking verb
He may climb Mt. Everest.
"may climb" is the verb phrase,
"may" is the helping verb,
"climb" is the main verb – it is an action verb.
Both action and linking verbs use "helping verbs" to make questions and tense.
write two sentences using the action verb " to eat" with a helping verb(s) and the linking verb "to be" with a helping verb. Underline the verb phrases.
John is eating sushi.
Mary will be late for her meeting.
The part of the verb that carries the meaning is called the _____________ verb.
The Main Verb.
The part(s) of the verb phrase
that communicate tense or if the verb form is a question is called a ______________verb.
A Helping Verb.
To determine if a verb is linking or action, what part of the verb phrase do we look at? The helping verb or the main verb?
The main verb.
She is eating. "Eating" is the main verb. Action
She is being good. "Being" is the main verb. Linking