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What is a verb?
A describing word
A word used to show action or state of being
A person, place, thing, or idea
A connecting word
What are the three main types of verbs?
Action, Feeling, and Being
Action, Linking, and Helping
When we think of verbs, what kind are we most likely thinking of?
Action (walk, talk, play)
Helping (was playing, is talking
Linking (become, seem, appear)
Is the underlined word is an action verb?
Drew became very hungry after his football game.
A linking verb's purpose it to do what?
Link a subject and a noun
Show state of being
Link an adverb with an adjective
Linking verbs mean literally what they say. (He grew tired. They felt hungry. She looked pretty)
What are common examples of linking verbs?
to be (am, are, is)
all of the above
Select the linking verb in this sentence:
Jeremy was playing hockey, and after a while he grew quite tired
no linking verb
A helping verb is followed by an action verb.
Select the helping verb(s) in the sentence
Lately, Sarah has been walking her dog down my street
has and been
What's the purpose of having a helping verb in a sentence?
To tell a story
To assist the main verb
To show action
To link a subject and a noun