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Action Verbs, Linking Verbs, (in)transitive verbs, and Helping Verbs with Mr. VandenBerg

A cumulative prezi over Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, and Verbs.
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Ben VandenBerg

on 15 October 2014

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Transcript of Action Verbs, Linking Verbs, (in)transitive verbs, and Helping Verbs with Mr. VandenBerg

V
E
R
B
S

Action
Verbs

Linking
Verbs

Physical
Action

Mental
Action

Transitive
Transitive
Intransitive
Intransitive
these verbs show action.
run
play
swim
feel
shout
scream
think
imagine
hope
these verbs show action that is done with the body
throw
sprint
tackle
hurl
cram
take
have
transitive action verb "transfers" onto an OBJECT
transitive action verb "transfers" onto an OBJECT
intransitive action verbs DO NOT have an OBJECT
intransitive action verbs DO NOT have an OBJECT
I play football. (the game of football is being "played")
I watched the game yesterday. (the game was "wathced")
I ate the whole pizza. (the pizza is what was "ate")
Tom loves cheese. (the cheese is what is being "loved")
I play at night. (there is no object being "played")
I watched over at my friend's house (there is no object being "watched")
I ate with my hands. (there is no object being "ate")
Tom loves with all of his heart. (there is no object being "loved")
I envision my future. (the future is the object being "envisioned")
Sara dreams about the past. (the past is the object being "dreamed")
They remember the dance. (the dance is the object being "remembered")
Dr. Thompson considers his options. (the options are the objects being "considered")
I envision with great clarity. (there is no object being "envisioned")
Sara dreams while listening to old music. (there is no object being "dreamt")
They rememberd while driving home. (there is no object being "rememberd")
Dr. Thompson considers while breathing deaply. (there is not object being "considered")
these verbs show "a state of being".
Subject

Linking Verb

Complement
We

are

happy.
A Linking Verb links 2 "things" together.
believe
think
anticipate
consider
trust
plan
remember
dream
envision
these action verbs are done with your mind...
am
is
are
was
were
be
been
being
HELPING
VERBS

Helping verbs are found in a verb phrase (more than one verb working together to show action)
They can "help" with ACTION VERBS
They can "help" with LINKING VERBS
Sometimes there can be more than one in a verb phrase.
helping verb
helping verbs with action verbs
can speak
were sent
has been named
should have been caught
helping verbs with linking verbs
should have been
has been
have been
had been
will be
shall be
may be
might be
can be
should be
would have been
Amy

is

present.
Dan

was

brilliant
OTHER
LINKING
VERBS

These "can" be used as linking verbs BUT be careful, they can also be used as action verbs
appear
become
feel
remain
became
grow
look
seem
smell
sound
stay
taste
turn
They remain quiet. (linking)
They remain here. (action)
I look nervous. (linking)
I look outside. (action)
She felt awkward. (linking)
She felt the carpet. (action)
We grow hungry. (linking)
We grow up. (action)
He smells gross. (linking)
He smells the flower. (action)
Exercise 1: Classifying Verbs
Directions: Are the following verbs physical or mental action verbs?
1. pounce
2. consider
3. wish
4. want
5. rest
6. remember
7. dash
8. anticipate
9. shout
10. nibble
ANSWERS:
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Repairs and Reflections
Exercise 3: Identifying Linking Verbs
Directions: Find the
Linking Verb
in each of the sentences.
1. This is Roberto Martinez, your weather forecaster.
2. Unfortunately, the forecast looks bad today.
3. Outside the window here at Station WOLF, the skies appear cloudy.
4. It certainly felt rainy earlier this morning.
5. According to the latest information, it should be a damp, drizzly day with an 85% chance of rain.
6. Our sportsscaster this morning is Marta Segal.
7. Thin have been quiet here around Arlington for the past few days.
8. Stay alert for sports action tonight.
9. It should be an exciting game between our own Morton Potters and the visiting Pekin Dragons.
10. The team looked great at practice today, and I predict a hometown win.

Answers
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Repairs and Reflections
Exercise 5: Identifying Verb Phrases and Helping Verbs
Directions: ID the
verb phrase
and put the
helping verbs
in (parentheses).
1.Have you ever visited Redwood National Park?
2.The giant trees there can be an awesome sight.
3.For centuries, these trees have been an important part of the environment of the northwest United States.
4.Surely, these rare trees must be saved for future generations.
5.More than 85% of the original redwood forest has been destroyed over the years.
6.Because of this destruction, the survival of the redwood forest is being threatened.
7.With proper planning years ago, more of the forest might already have been saved.
8.Unfortunately, redwood forests are still shrinking rapidly.
9.According to some scientists, redwood forests outsisde the park will disappear within our lifetime.
10.However, according to the experts, the redwood forests can still be saved!
Answers
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Repairs and Reflections
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