Helping verbs

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Helping verbs

  1. 1. © Name That Verb! <ul><li>Action Verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Linking Verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Helping/Main Verbs </li></ul>
  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 Type: helping / main
  14. 14. Frank was tired after work.
  15. 15. Frank was tired after work. Verb: was Type: linking verb
  16. 16. My dad drove his car to the store.
  17. 17. My dad drove his car to the store. Verb: drove Type: action verb
  18. 18. Finding Nemo is her favorite movie.
  19. 19. Finding Nemo is her favorite movie. Verb: is Type: linking verb
  20. 20. I did my homework right after school.
  21. 21. I did my homework right after school. Verb: did Type: action verb
  22. 22. Ann was cooking dinner in the kitchen.
  23. 23. Ann was cooking dinner in the kitchen. Verb: was cooking Type: helping / main
  24. 24. The boys were playing in the park.
  25. 25. The boys were playing in the park. Verb: were playing Type: helping / main ACTIVITY

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