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_______ name an action or describe a state of being.
action, linking, and helping
The three types of verbs are:
_______ ______ tell what the subject does.
transitive or intransitive
Action verbs can be ____________ or _____________.
________ _______ need a direct object.
A _______ _______ will follow a transitive verb.
__________ _________ do not need a direct object.
To determine if a verb is transitive you will be able to answer the question _______ or ________ after the verb.
Linking verbs (or Copular verbs)
_________ _______ join the subject and the predicate. They do not show action. Instead, they help the words at the end of the sentence name or describe the subject.
(Be, feel, grow, seem, smell, remain, appear, sound, stay, look, taste, turn, become. Also, forms of to be, such as am, are, is, was, were, am being, can be, and have been), are some of the most common:
Many _________ _______ can also be used as action verbs.
am, are, is
To determine whether a verb is being used as a linking verb or an action verb, substitute __, ___, or ___ for the verb. If it makes sense, the original verb is a linking verb.
_________ _______ are added to another verb to make the meaning clearer.
________ ________ include any form of (to be, do, does, did, have, has, had, shall, should, will, would, can, could, may, might, and must).
_____ ______ are made up of one main verb and one or more helping verbs.
Those verbs that form their past participle with ‘d’ or ‘ed’ are called __________ _________.
Those verbs that undergo substantial changes when changing forms between tenses are __________ _______.
English has ___ parts of speech.
adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, verbs
The 8 parts of speech are: (AAC-IN-PPV)
part of speech
The way a word is used in a sentence determines what ____ ___ _____ it is.
(Have to, used to, need to, ought to, tend to) are called _____-______.
He (works) for the BBC. (type of verb)
I'm really (frightened) of spiders.
countable noun (or count noun)
I need a new (dishwasher). (What type of noun?)
Can you give me some (advice) about studying?
I hate (walking) in the rain.
(Do) you like fish?
(Can) you swim?
(She) hates getting up early.
adverb (of frequency)
I (never) drink coffee late at night.