A main verb expresses action or beingAction Verbs Being Verbs• Jump • Be• Run • Feel• Play • Appear• Throw • Become• Slide • Seem
A helping verb helps complete the meaning of the main verb • be, am, is, areWe should go on a field trip • was, were, beensoon. • have, has, had • do, does, did • can, could • shall, should • will, would • may, might
Do the mathOne (or more) helping verbs + a main verb= a verb phraseThe Hobbit will be showing on December14th, 2012.
Verb Phrases Helping Verb Main Verb• My family is celebrating• We should have Thanksgiving.• Next year, we will bought a bigger turkey. bring the biggest one.
Forms of be, have, and do • You can use forms of be, have, and do as both main verbs and helping verbs.Main: Kyler is a 7thgrader.Helping: Kyler isplaying soccer afterschool.
Hidden Helping Verbs–She’s running well today. (She’s = She is)–Soon she’ll be ready for the race. (she’ll = she will)
Sometimes, other words interrupt a verb phrase. These words are never part of the verb phrase.Do you see any sign?I can’t find the map.I cannot learn this route.I shall never learn it.
In your notebook:• A verb phrase is a group of words functioning as a single verb.• The main verb in a verb phrase expresses the action or state of being.• The other verbs are helping verbs.• Page 164 #s 1-20 Questions and Answers