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  1. 1. 6 th Verbs – 3 Types Action, linking, helping
  2. 2. 3 Types - Action <ul><li>VERBS: word that shows action or state of being; only P.O.S. that can stand alone as sentence (think “dog commands”) </li></ul><ul><li>ACTION: </li></ul><ul><li>Action verbs show mental or physical action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PHYSICAL: The boy walks the dog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MENTAL: Michelle wanted a dog. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click here for a list of action verbs </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3 Types - Linking <ul><li>LINKING: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking verbs hook up the subject (“do”-er) of the sentence to additional information about the sentence. This additional information can be a predicate noun, a predicate adjective, or a prepositional phrase. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A linking verb test: substitute form of “be”; if it works, it is functioning as a linking verb. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The list shows linking verbs and wanna be’s; some linking verbs can function as an action verb (these are the wanna be’s) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Click here for further examples of linking verbs: “always” and “ wanna be’s ” Linking verb lists: “always” and “wanna be’s ” be will were was are is seem am become (forms of be): These words are ALWAYS linking verbs: taste turn sound look smell grow remain feel prove appear These words are “WANNA BE’S” that can function as action or linking verbs, depending on their use in the sentence
  5. 5. Helping verbs <ul><li>Helping verbs are all but the last word in a 2+ word phrase. </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s an easy way to remember all the helping verbs. Sing this to the tune of “Jingle Bells.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping Verbs, Helping Verbs There are 23 Am is are was and were Being Been and Be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have has had Do does did Shall will should and would There are five more helping verbs May might must can could </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Examples <ul><li>Go to the New York Times website and pick any article you would like. Cut and paste that article into Word, then mark 3 action, 3 linking, and 3 helping verbs (using 3 colors or “highlighter” in Word is easiest; be sure to create a “key” for Ms. I to use in understanding your choices). Be sure to use an article long enough to have 9 total examples. Print off, write your name on it, & turn in to the basket. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Click here to see the sample verb worksheet hosted at slideshare.net/cmites. </li></ul>

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