Types of Verbs A verb is a word that shows action or links a subject to another word in a sentence. There are 3 types of verbs: Action Linking Helping
Types of Verbs Action Verb - tells what the subject is doing ran hide walk swim told
Types of Verbs Linking Verb – connects or links a subject to a noun or an adjective in the predicate Common linking verbs: is are was were being been am subject noun Mark is a football player.
Types of Verbs Verbs such as smell, look, taste, feel, remain, turn, app ear, become, sound, seem, grow, stay can also be linking verbs. How do you know if it is linking or action? You need to ask yourself if the verb is linking the subject to a noun or adjective in the predicate.
Types of Verbs Helping Verb – helps the main verb express tense and voice – Helping verbs need an action verb with them. action Susie will go to the store. helping
Types of Verbs Common helping verbs: shall will should would could must might can may have had has do did is are was were am being been
Types of Verbs How do you know if it is a helping verb or a linking verb? If there is an action verb in the clause also, it is a helping verb. If you do not see any other kind of verb, it is a linking verb.
Verb Tense Verbs are either past, present or future tense. In writing, you should always use the same tense for your verbs within your paragraph or essay.
What is the verb tense for each sentence? Michael had played the piano for an hour. past tense Cheryl will walk home after school. future tense Susie is a cheerleader. present tense
Subject – Verb Agreement The subject and verb in a clause should always agree in number. Joey walks. (singular subject/singular verb) Joey and Maggie walk. (plural subject/plural verb) She runs. (singular subject/singular verb) They run. (plural subject/plural verb)