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  • 1. Verbs
    • A verb is one of the most important parts of the sentence. It tells the subjects actions, events, or state of being. It is always found in the predicate of a sentence.
  • 2. Action Verbs
    • An action verb shows what the subject is PHYSICALLY doing.
    • These are actions that you can see being done.
    • Examples:
      • Jump Kick Swallow
      • Race Dance Swing
      • Write Bellow Fly
      • Cough Flap Erase
  • 3. Action Verbs
    • Action verbs can also be words that you cannot physically see
    • Think
    • Want
    • Believe
  • 4. Linking Verbs
    • A linking verb connects the subject to a noun or an adjective in the predicate.
    • Linking verbs are often form of to be
    • MEMORIZE the following linking verbs:
      • is, am, are, was, were, will be, been
  • 5. Linking Verbs
    • Linking verbs may also deal with the five senses
      • Look, feel, taste, smell, sound
    • Linking verbs may reflect a state of being:
      • appear, seem, become, grow, turn, prove, remain
    • These words are dangerous since they can be action verbs. BE CAREFUL. There must be a noun or adjective following it to be linking.
  • 6. Helping Verbs
    • Helping verbs (also known as auxiliary or modal verbs) work to help or complete the main verb.
    • These verbs include:
      • have, has, had, do, did, could, might, may, must, have to, ought to, shall, will, would, should
    • When used as a helping verb, it must be used with another verb.
  • 7. Verb Tenses
    • Verb tenses tell when in time a verb is being used
    • These tenses are shown by endings, helping verbs, or both.
    • These endings include:
      • ed, ing, en
  • 8. Verb Tenses
    • Verbs tenses include:
      • Present
      • Past
      • Future
      • Present Perfect
      • Past Perfect
      • Future Perfect
  • 9. Verb Tense
    • Present tense
      • Shows action/state that is happening RIGHT NOW or that HAPPENS REGULARLY
    • Past tense
      • Shows an action/state that happened at a SPECIFIC TIME in the past
    • Future tense
      • Shows an action/state that will happen sometime in the future
  • 10. Perfect Tenses
    • Present perfect
      • Shows an action/state that STARTED IN THE PAST, BUT IS STILL GOING ON IN THE PRESENT
      • I have been at T. A. Dugger all year long.
      • Stories about slavery have always interested me.
    • You must use the helping verbs HAVE or HAS to form this tense
  • 11. Perfect Tenses
    • Past perfect
      • represents an action/state that began in the past and was completed the past during a specific time period
      • She had served as a nurse in the Civil War. (specific time period)
      • I had studied health during my first semester in the sixth grade.
    • You must use the helping verb HAD.
  • 12. Perfect tenses
    • Future perfect tense
      • represents an action/state that will START in the future and will END at a SPECIFIC TIME.
      • I will have studied for this test for three hours tonight.
    • You must use the helping verbs WILL HAVE in front of the main verb.