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6th English Ch. 3 Notes - Verbs
Transcript of 6th English Ch. 3 Notes - Verbs
6th English Ch. 3 - Verbs
-Word(s) that show an action or state of being
her birthday yesterday. (celebrated = action verb)
usually in February.(is = state of being verb)
Verbs are the only part of speech that can stand alone as a complete sentence:
Helping Verbs and Main Verbs
Helping (auxiliary verb) helps the main verb show action/a state of being
has been named
A verb phrase = main verb + one or more helping verbs
Many people in Africa
more than one language.
and its contraction,
, are adverbs telling “to what extent;” they can’t be part of a verb phrase
Action and Linking Verbs
Action or Linking Verb?
If you’re not sure if a verb is an action or linking verb, try replacing is, are, am, be etc…for the verb.
If it makes sense, it’s usually a linking verb, and if it doesn’t, the verb is usually an action verb.
taller. (can replace w/
and it makes sense = linking verb)
out the window. (doesn’t make sense w/
= action verb)
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Express physical or mental activity
all night. [physical action]
about the problem. [mental action]
A verb that expresses a state of being
Connects (links) the subject to a word/word group that identifies/describes the subject
an actor. [Verb is connects actor with subject Brad Pitt]
quiet. [verb remained links quiet w/ subject children]
verb that shows an action towards a person, place, thing, idea
verb that shows action w/o the action passing to a receiver
Ex: The children
Transitive or Intransitive?
*A verb may be transitive in one sentence and intransitive in another