All About Verbs (Brief Summary)

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All About Verbs (Brief Summary)

  1. 1. Verbs Report by Darren Tagle & Shaira dela Peña
  2. 2. What are verbs? A verb is a word which expresses an action/state
  3. 3. What are verbs? Action •Cyrus plays taekwondo. State •Gio seems kind.
  4. 4. Uses of Verbs • Betty slept at the car.Shows Action • You are an only child.Shows Condition • There was something moving inside.Shows that something exists
  5. 5. Tenses Past Present Future
  6. 6. Past Tense • Expresses actions or states in the past. He sketched a picture of her.
  7. 7. Regular • Play – played • Type – typed • Listen – listened • Call - called Irregular • See – saw • Build – built • Go – went • Do – did Irregular • Put – put • Cut – cut • Set – set • Cost – cost
  8. 8. Present Tense • Describes an action that is regular, true or normal. The Queen of England lives in Buckingham Palace.
  9. 9. • marry – marries • study – studies • carry – carries • worry – worries • go – goes • catch – catches • wash – washes • kiss – kisses • fix – fixes • buzz – buzzes • play – plays • enjoy – enjoys • say – says
  10. 10. Future Tense • Expresses actions or states in the future. • Indicates action that has not yet begun. Passion pit will play at the festival.
  11. 11. 4 ways to convey a future action in English: 1. Will +Verb = Will give 2. (Be) + Going to + Verb = Is going to 3. (Be) + Gerund = Are buying 4. Verb + ( +/- s or –es ) = Starts
  12. 12. 1. Action Verbs • It express action, something that a person, animal, force or nature or thing can do.
  13. 13. 1. Transitive A verb that takes an object
  14. 14. 2 Kinds of Action Verbs Grandma killed zombies. 1. Transitive Action Verb Direct ObjectSubject
  15. 15. I went to the store yesterday. 1. To the store is a prepositional phrase. 2. Yesterday is an adverb. Is went transitive?
  16. 16. 1. Intransitive A verb that does not take an object.
  17. 17. 2 Kinds of Action Verbs Grandma cried. 1. Intransitive Action VerbSubject
  18. 18. 2. Linking Verbs • It connects the subject of the verb to additional information about the subject. • It connects a subject to a noun or an adjective in the predicate. is are was were being been am Linking Verbs Subject /Adjective Noun /Predicate
  19. 19. 2. Linking Verbs Jogee – subject is – linking verb Player – noun Example: Jogee is a volleyball player.
  20. 20. How would you know if it’s an Action Verb or Linking Verb? Ralph’s uncle is a chef with a taste for Italian food Ralph’s uncle = a chef with a taste for Italian food Linking Verbs “Ising” is not even a thing that Ralph’s Uncle can do!
  21. 21. How would you know if it’s an Action Verb or Linking Verb? VJ was the last person to wake up. VJ = the last person to wake up. Linking Verbs “Wasing” is not even a thing that VJ can do!
  22. 22. appear, feel, grow, look, prove, remain, s mell, sound, taste, & turn. How do you tell when they are action verbs and when they are linking verbs?
  23. 23. No! Action Sylvia tasted the spicy hot pocket. Sylvia is the hot pocket?
  24. 24. Linking You bet! The spicy hot pocket tasted good. The hot pocket is good?
  25. 25. • It helps the main verbs express tense and voice. • It is followed by an action verb. • They assist the main verb. • Also known as Helping Verbs. 3. Auxillary Verbs shall will would could might is are was were
  26. 26. We did our homework for Mr. Bueller. Did = action verb. We did prepare our homework for Mr. Bueller. Did = helping verb prepare = main verb completing the verb phrase. How would you know if it’s an Helping Verb or Linking Verb?
  27. 27. 4. Subject & Verb Agreement { this one essential rule } singular subject = singular verb plural subject = plural verb
  28. 28. Some words of wisdom…  Part of the reason for the confusion arises from the fact that because most nouns become plural in English by adding the letter "s," people think this must be the case with verbs as well. However, the rules for nouns ending in the letter "s" and verbs ending in the letter "s" are quite different from one another.
  29. 29. singular subject = singular verb My cat are jumping. My cat is jumping.
  30. 30. plural subject = plural verb My cats is jumping My cats are jumping
  31. 31. Resources: -slideshare.net -wikihow.com -answers.com -towson.edu -thewritingsource.net -testmagic.com -ilmoamal.org -studyskills-englishuse.blogspot.com -ehow.com -answers.yahoo.com -englishclub.com -ask.com Etc… Grammar & Composition in our Changing World 2nd year edition
  32. 32. Seatwork 1. What is a verb? 2 – 4. What are the 3 types of verbs? 5 - 6. Create 1 sentence each of each kind of the action verbs. 7. Create a sentence with a helping verb. 8. Make a sentence with a linking verb + present tense. 9. What is the most essential rule to a subject and verb agreement? 10. Differentiate Transitive from Intransitive verbs.

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