Name that verb

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Name that verb

  1. 1. Name That Verb! 1 • Action Verbs • Linking Verbs • Helping/Main Verbs © Brent Coley 2008 | www.mrcoley.com
  2. 2. There are different types of verbs. Some show action, and some don’t.
  3. 3. An action verb shows action. It tells what the subject of the sentence does.
  4. 4. Action Verbs Bill hit the ball. The cat purred softly. I walk to school. Susan spoke to me.
  5. 5. A linking verb links, or connects, the subject to the predicate. It does not show action.
  6. 6. Common Linking Verbs am is are was were be been seems feels tastes
  7. 7. Linking Verbs We are hungry. He was late to school. The winner is Johnny. The rose smells good.
  8. 8. A helping verb helps a main verb. The helping verb comes before the main verb.
  9. 9. Helping/Main Verbs I am eating my lunch. Ed has taken the test. We were talking.
  10. 10. Practice Time In the following sentences, see if you can identify the verb.
  11. 11. Ready? Let’s get started!
  12. 12. They are watching television.
  13. 13. They are watching television. Verb: are watching
  14. 14. They are watching television. Verb: are watching Type: helping/main
  15. 15. Frank was tired after work.
  16. 16. Frank was tired after work. Verb: was
  17. 17. Frank was tired after work. Verb: was Type: linking verb
  18. 18. My dad drove his car to the store.
  19. 19. My dad drove his car to the store. Verb: drove
  20. 20. My dad drove his car to the store. Verb: drove Type: action verb
  21. 21. Finding Nemo is her favorite movie.
  22. 22. Finding Nemo is her favorite movie. Verb: is
  23. 23. Finding Nemo is her favorite movie. Verb: is Type: linking verb
  24. 24. I did my homework right after school.
  25. 25. I did my homework right after school. Verb: did
  26. 26. I did my homework right after school. Verb: did Type: action verb
  27. 27. Ann was cooking dinner in the kitchen.
  28. 28. Ann was cooking dinner in the kitchen. Verb: was cooking
  29. 29. Ann was cooking dinner in the kitchen. Verb: was cooking Type: helping/main
  30. 30. The boys were playing in the park.
  31. 31. The boys were playing in the park. Verb: were playing
  32. 32. The boys were playing in the park. Verb: were playing Type: helping/main
  33. 33. Sarah competed in the track meet.
  34. 34. Sarah competed in the track meet. Verb: competed
  35. 35. Sarah competed in the track meet. Verb: competed Type: action verb
  36. 36. The ocean water tastes salty.
  37. 37. The ocean water tastes salty. Verb: tastes
  38. 38. The ocean water tastes salty. Verb: tastes Type: linking verb
  39. 39. Thomas raised his hand.
  40. 40. Thomas raised his hand. Verb: raised
  41. 41. Thomas raised his hand. Verb: raised Type: action verb
  42. 42. The teacher answered his question.
  43. 43. The teacher answered his question. Verb: answered
  44. 44. The teacher answered his question. Verb: answered Type: action verb
  45. 45. Randy is studying for his grammar test.
  46. 46. Randy is studying for his grammar test. Verb: is studying
  47. 47. Randy is studying for his grammar test. Verb: is studying Type: helping/main
  48. 48. They will be late to the party.
  49. 49. They will be late to the party. Verb: will be
  50. 50. They will be late to the party. Verb: will be Type: linking verb
  51. 51. I am thirsty after all that running.
  52. 52. I am thirsty after all that running. Verb: am
  53. 53. I am thirsty after all that running. Verb: am Type: linking verb
  54. 54. We have learned a lot about verbs.
  55. 55. We have learned a lot about verbs. Verb: have learned
  56. 56. We have learned a lot about verbs. Verb: have learned Type: helping/main

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