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This means that the action represented by the verb took place in the present.
What is meant by saying a verb is in present tense?
This means that the action represented by the verb will take place in future time.
What is meant by saying a verb is in past tense?
Perfect tense verbs use the helping verbs; has, had, and have.
What is the grammarian's clue that he is looking at a perfect tense verb?
That the verb is in the past perfect tense.
When the helping verb "had" is used, what does this indicate?
That the verb is in the present perfect tense.
When the helping verb "has" is used, what does this indicate?
That the verb is in the future perfect tense.
When the helping verb "will have" is used, what does this indicate?
do, does, did.
What helping verbs indicate that the emphatic tense is being used?
That the verb is in the past emphatic tense.
When the helping verb "did" is used, what does this indicate?
That it has a direct object.
What is meant by a verb being transitive?
Because they always have a noun that is receiving the action represented by the verb. This noun is the subject.
Why are passive verbs always transitive when it is clear they never have direct objects?
Am, Is, Are, Was, Were, Be, Been, Being
Helping Verbs Forms of "Be"
Have Has Had
Helping Verbs "H" Triplets
Do Does Did
Helping Verbs "D" Triplets
May Might Must
Helping Verbs "M" Triplets
Can – Could Shall – Should Will – Would
Helping Verbs Three sets of Twins
A word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.
Parts of Speech Noun
A word that shows action or state of being.
Parts of Speech Verb
A word that describes a noun or a pronoun by telling: which, whose, how many, or what kind of.
Parts of Speech Adjective
A word that describes a verb by telling: how, when, or where.
Parts of Speech Adverb
Who or what the sentence is about.
Subjects and Predicates What does the subject of a sentence tell?
What the subject does or is.
Subjects and Predicates What does the predicate of a sentence tell?
Look for action verbs, forms of "be", and helping verbs.
Subjects and Predicates Tell how to find the simple predicate of a sentence.
A group of sentences that develop a single topic.
Sentences: What is a paragraph?
The sentence that tells what a paragraph is about.
Sentences: What is the topic sentence?
Unity and order
Sentences: What two things must sentences in a paragraph have?