Types of Verbs


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Mini-lesson on the types of verbs.

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Types of Verbs

  1. 1. Types of Verbs<br />Parts of Speech Review<br />
  2. 2. Types of Verbs<br />A verb is a word that shows action or links a subject to another word in a sentence.<br />There are 3 types of verbs:<br />Action<br />Linking <br />Helping<br />
  3. 3. Types of Verbs<br />Action Verb - tells what the subject is doing<br />ran<br />hide<br />walk<br />swim<br />told<br />
  4. 4. Types of Verbs<br />Linking Verb – connects or links a subject to a noun or an adjective in the predicate<br />Common linking verbs:<br />is are was were being been am<br />Mark is a football player.<br />subject<br />noun<br />
  5. 5. Types of Verbs<br />Verbs such as smell, look, taste, feel, remain, turn, appear, become, sound, seem, grow, stay can also be linking verbs.<br />How do you know if it is linking or action? You need to ask yourself if the verb is linking the subject to a noun or adjective in the predicate.<br />
  6. 6. Types of Verbs<br />Helping Verb – helps the main verb express tense and voice – Helping verbs need an action verb with them.<br />Susie will go to the store.<br />action<br />helping<br />
  7. 7. Types of Verbs<br />Common helping verbs: <br />shall will should would could must might can may have<br /> had has do did is are was were am being been<br />
  8. 8. Types of Verbs<br />How do you know if it is a helping verb or a linking verb?<br />If there is an action verb in the clause also, it is a helping verb. If you do not see any other kind of verb, it is a linking verb.<br />
  9. 9. Verb Tense<br />Verbs are either past, present or future tense. In writing, you should always use the same tense for your verbs within your paragraph or essay.<br />
  10. 10. Michael had played the piano for an hour.<br />past tense<br />Cheryl will walk home after school.<br />future tense<br />Susie is a cheerleader.<br />present tense<br />What is the verb tense for each sentence?<br />
  11. 11. The subject and verb in a clause should always agree in number. <br />Joey walks. (singular subject/singular verb)<br />Joey and Maggie walk. (plural subject/plural verb)<br />She runs. (singular subject/singular verb)<br />They run. (plural subject/plural verb)<br />Subject – Verb Agreement<br />