Introduction to Verbs

Introduction to Verbs - 1 IntroductiontoVerbs

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Introduction to Verbs “The verb is a necessary part of every sentence. It helps tell whether an event is taking  place in the present, past, or future. Verbs do more, however, than just tell time. Some  verbs express action. Other verbs provide a link between two parts of a sentence. Still  others simply point out that something exists.” – Prentice Hall Grammar and  Composition There are two kinds of main verbs:  1. ___________________________________ 2. ___________________________________ The third type of verb is called a  _________________________________ Action Verbs An  action verb  tells what action a person or thing is performing. (Note: The performer  of the action is called the  subject  of the verb.) Exercise 1 Identifying Action Verbs Directions: Underline  the subject of each sentence and double underline  the action verb.  Hint: To find the subject of the verb, ask yourself  who  or  what  is “doing” the  action of the verb. 1. The Concorde flies quickly across the Atlantic.  2. For many weeks Columbus and his crew worried about reaching land. 3.
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