Action & Linking VerbsAction verbs—indicates somethingthat can be done or performed(“what you do”) run, jump, skip, scream, swimState of being (Linking Verbs) linksthe subject to another word He is cute. He is tall. He is in the room. He=cute; he=tall; he=in the room
More linking verbs…To be Am, is, are, was, were, be, been, beingSeemsFeelsAppears
linking verb or actionverb?Bob ran. Action! He is moving his feet!Bob seems fast. Linking! Bob=fast. Connects the adjective to the noun it describes
linking verb or actionverb?Betty is pretty. Linking! Betty=pretty. Links adjective pretty to Betty. Betty answered thephone. Action! She physically picked up her phone.
Helping VerbsHelp the main verb in a sentence byextending the meaning of the verbForms of Be Forms of Do Forms of Haveam do haveIsare does haswaswere did hadbe, being,been
Shows the Preposition relationship between its object and another word in the sentence.Don’t end a sentencewith a preposition.
PrepositionsShow time, space, or direction Time : before, during after Space: in, on, beside, around, among Direction: to, from, toward
Prepositions never standalone. They are before theirobject (a noun).He ran over the hill.Over=preposition hill=itsobject ( a noun)Over the hill=prepositional phrase
Prepositions:About Before ConcerningAbove BehindAcross Below DownAfter Beneath DuringAlong BesidesAmid Between ExceptAmong BeyondAround But Forat by from
In Through WithInto Throughout Within In back of To Without In case ofOf Toward In front ofOff Apart from In place ofOn Under As for In spite ofOver Underneath As well as Inside of Until Aside fromPast Unto Because of Up By means ofsince upon Contrary to
Instead ofOut ofTogether withUp atUp toWith regard to
A little word that Interjection expresses a feeling, calls attention, says yes or no, or indicates a pause.Wow! Gee! Yep! Hey! Well, Ah!