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Verbs: types and jobs
Transcript of Verbs: types and jobs
(adjectives or nouns-- right?) What they do... Main Verbs Helping Verbs (also called lexical verbs) The easiest definition of a main verb: It has meaning of its own in a sentence If you stop there...
at that verb and don't add another verb,
the sentence still makes sense. Examples: write think know walk talk grow Examples: is was be been have has Examples: The young girl jumps up and down. A small caterpillar rests on a leaf. The princess is angry. Helping verbs help other verbs On their own they make no sense They need another verb,
and another verb needs them,
to make meaning... Examples: Colorful birds are singing on the wire. Hippo will come to the watering hole at sundown. My mom is sleeping on the couch. are is "helping" the main verb singing will is "helping" the main verb come __ is "helping" the main verb sleeping jumps is the main verb rests is the main verb is is the main verb (angry is an adjective or state of being) (You're taking notes!)