Identifying types of verbs
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Slide 1 - Identifying types of verbs
- Andraea Aguilera
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.
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.
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)
- She has been writing since breakfast.
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)