An action verb is a word that namesan action. It may contain more thanone word. Notice the following action verbs. Sports experts write about thefootball player Jim Thorpe eventoday. Thorpe blocked like a tank.He tackled like a tornado. In everygame Thorpe attacked hisopponents with all his might. Hecaught the ball skillfully andcharged ahead fearlessly. Expertsstill remember and honor Thorpe’sgreatness.
An action verb can express physicalactions, such as writing and running, ormental activities such as thinking andhonoring.PhysicalwriteblocktacklecatchchargeMentalrememberhonorpreferexcelregarded
Linking VerbsA linking verb connects the subjectof a sentence with a noun or anadjective in the predicate.John McGraw was the manager.Linking verbs tell what the subject is or is like.Linking VerbSubject Predicate Noun
Common Linking Verbsbe amis arewas wereI was in Cavite last week.You are so beautiful.
A Present Tense of a verb names anaction that happens regularly. Itcan also express a general truth.Present, Past, and Future TensesThe tense of a verb tells when an action takes place.Present Tense FormsSingularAna races.You race.He, she, or it races.PluralWe race.You race.They race.
Ex.HABITUALACTIONHe cooks breakfast every morning.GENERAL TRUTHThe sun is the center of the Solar System.PRESENT EVENTS OR ACTIONSHe is a student.
A Past Tense of a verb names anaction that already happened.Past Tense FormsSingularI raced.You raced.He, she, or it raced.PluralWe raced.You raced.They raced.
Regular verbs form their past tense byadding –d or –ed to the present from(talk- talked; attend- attended; smile-smiled)Irregular verbs form their past tense invarious other ways such as bychanging the vowel, or by changingthe consonant, or by making nochange at all.
Examples:come- came make- maderun- ran flee- fledlose- lost have- hadtell- told put- puthurt- hurt cut- cutNOTE: The used to form expressesa past habit or practice.
A future tense of a verb names anaction that will take place in thefuture.Future Tense FormsSingularI will (shall) go.You will go.He, she, or it will go.PluralWe will (shall) go.You will go.They will go.In the future tense the word will is used withthe verb. Sometimes shall is used when thepronoun I or we is the subject.
A Present Progressive tenseexpresses ongoing action.Present and Past ProgressivePresent ProgressiveFormsHe is taking the test now.Judith is stressing a point.
A Past Progressive tense is formed by thehelping verbs was or were + v- ing. It isused to express the following:1. a past action simultaneous withanother event in the past.Sonny was sleeping when his motherleft.2. an action in progress at a specific pointof time in the past.She was coughing at 2:30 this morning.
Use the following words to constructsentences using the given tense on theverb.1. work (simple present )2. study (present progressive)3. run (simple past)4. eat (past progressive)5. marry (simple future)