Identifying types of verbs

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Identifying types of verbs

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  1. Identifying types of verbs

    Slide 1 - Identifying types of verbs

    • Andraea Aguilera
  2. Action Verbs:

    Slide 2 - Action Verbs:

    • A verb that expresses something a person, animal, act of nature, or anything else can do. The most common ones end in “ing” or “ed.”
    • Sam and Eric ride the bus to school each morning.
  3. Linking Verbs:

    Slide 3 - Linking Verbs:

    • A verb that doesn’t express an action but connects the subject of the verb to additional information.
    • LIST OF MOST COMMON LINKING VERBS:
    • am, is, are, was, were, be, been, being—when used alone or as the last verb in a verb phrase
    • become, seem, remain (These are ALWAYS linking)
    • taste, smell, sound, feel, look (These are sometimes linking)
    • appear, grow, stay, turn (Sometimes linking)
    • William is excited about his promotion.
  4. Helping Verbs:

    Slide 4 - Helping Verbs:

    • A verb that helps the main verb in a sentence by extending the meaning of the verb. 
    • THE MOST COMMON HELPING VERBS: 
    • am do have can could
    • is does has shall should
    • are did had will would
    • was (done) having may might must (doing)
    • were
    • be
    • been
    • (being)
    • She has been writing since breakfast.
  5. Examples of each type:

    Slide 5 - Examples of each type:

    • If she should arrive, ask her to stand at the back. (helping)
    • Will you help me with my homework? (action)
    • The cinnamon rolls taste heavenly. (linking)