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Chí.lin purse grammar lesson

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  • 1. 1. A complete sentence has asubject and a predicate. Themain word in the predicate is averb.2. An action verb tells what thesubject does.Example:The river flooded thetown.
  • 2. 3. A linking verb links, orjoins, the subject to a word orwords in the predicate. It tellswhat the subject is or is like.Example:The townspeople wereafraid.
  • 3. 4. Action verbs can tell aboutactions that are physical (walk,carry) or mental (forget,understand).5. Forms of the verbs to be (am,is, are, was, were) are oftenused as linking verbs.
  • 4. 6.These verbs can be linking verbs:become, seem, appear, feel, taste,smell, and look. (I feel hungry. Thepie smells delicious.)7. However some of them can alsobe used as action verbs (Feel thisfabric. The dog smells manyscents.)
  • 5. 1. The girl feels nervous. Answer: feels, linking verb2. Today is her wedding day. Answer: is, linking verb
  • 6. 3. She sits in a fancy chair. Answer: sits, action verb4. Footmen carry the chair on theirshoulders. Answer: carry, action verb5. The girl is only sixteen. Answer: is, linking verb
  • 7. 6. Her parents arranged themarriage. Answer: arranged, action verb7. She sees her husband for thefirst time. Answer: sees, action verb
  • 8. 8. He looks handsome and kind. Answer: looks, action verb9. She appears happy and content. Answer: appears, linking verb10. Some Chinese customs seemunusual to us. Answer: seem, linking verb
  • 9. 11. Animals symbolize differentthings. Answer: symbolize, action verb12. A coyote is resourceful andcunning. Answer: is, linking verb
  • 10. 13. An eagle seems fiercely proudand free. Answer: seems, linking verb14. The lion rules its territory withdignity. Answer: rules, action verb
  • 11. 15. A lion appears kinglike topeople. Answer: appears, linking verb

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