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Verbs: Action, Helping, & Linking

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Summer Christiansen

on 4 September 2012

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Transcript of Verbs: Action, Helping, & Linking

Action, Helping, & Linking Verbs! A word used to express an action, a condition, or
a state of being. What is a verb? Action Verbs Action verbs tell what the subject does. The action may be physical or mental. Examples: Remember! Physical OR mental The roller coaster climbs up a hill. Some people hate amusement parks. YOU find the verb! The coaster plunges straight down. Other people enjoy roller coasters. A linking verb links its subject to additional information
about the subject. Linking Verbs: What are they? The most common linking verbs are forms of
the verb to be. Forms of Be: be, is, am, was, were,
been, being Its name sounds dangerous. You practice finding linking verbs! Example: The Cyclone is a roller coaster. Is = the linking verb because it links
Cyclone to roller coaster. She feels ready. She feels the steel bar across her lap. A passenger looks at the roller coaster. She looks eager. Some verbs can serve as either action or linking verbs! Helping verbs help the main verb express precise shades of meaning. Helping Verbs & Verb Phrases The combination of one or more helping verbs with a main verb is called a verb phrase. Example Many people will ride the Cyclone this weekend. They must want some thrills in their life. He has set a world roller coaster record. Homework!
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