Verbs - PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Verbs

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PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Verbs A verb  is a word that expresses action or a state of being.   Examples:   Mike rode  a donkey down the steep slopes in the Grand Canyon. Although exhausted from work, Marta makes  dinner every night. The main verb  of a sentence expresses the primary action in a sentence.   Examples:   The presidential candidate campaigned  in many states to gain support. Lisa and Frank called  a taxi to drive them to Central Park. Linking verbs , rather than describing action, clarify a condition or state of being. Common Linking Verbs Appear Be Become Feel Grow Look Remain Seem Smell Sound Stay Taste State of Being (Forms of the verb “to be”) Am Are Is Was Were Be Examples:   They are  busy studying for their final exams. After eating her meal, Felicity became  ill. The flower smelled  sweet. We were going to go to the amusement park on Monday. Helping (Auxiliary) verbs  help the main verb make its statement.  A verb phrase  functions as a verb in a  sentence and is made up of a main verb  and at least one helping verb .  The main verb  plus all of the helping   verbs  form the complete verb . Common Helping Verbs Be Been Have Has May Might Can Could Will Would Shall Should Does Do Must Examples:   Ronald should  have  gone to the football game with us. While at the grocery store, Jasmine must  buy bread and milk. The youth hockey team does  not have  a match tonight. Verbs 1
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PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Verb tense  shows the time when the action of the verb happened (past, present, future). Examples:   Janet will  have to use public transportation to get to school. (future) His training paid off; Bill ran  the full marathon in record time. (past) In the training session, Paul is  paying attention to the speaker. (present) Practice 1:    In each of the following sentences, draw one line under the subject and two lines under the verb. 1. Paul mailed the letter. 2. The police officer directs traffic. 3. I took that exam yesterday. 4. The dog chased the cat around the yard. 5. Arthur operated the ice-cream maker. 6. The cow slept in the shade. 7. A good investment pays for itself. 8. A good fan cools a hot room. 9. The firefighter rescued the child from the burning building. 10. She wrote the lyrics to that song. Practice 2:    On your own paper, change the following verbs from the present tense into the past tense. 1.  Smile
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1101 taught by Professor Amador during the Fall '11 term at Broward College.

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Verbs - PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Verbs

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