2. Types of Verbs
A verb is a word that shows action
or links a subject to another word
in a sentence.
There are 3 types of verbs:
3. Types of Verbs
Action Verb - tells what the subject
4. Types of Verbs
Linking Verb – connects or links a
subject to a noun or an adjective in
Common linking verbs:
is are was were
being been am
Mark is a football player.
5. Types of Verbs
Verbs such as smell, look, taste, feel,
remain, turn, appear, become, sound,
seem, grow, stay can also be linking
How do you know if it is linking or
action? You need to ask yourself if the
verb is linking the subject to a noun or
adjective in the predicate.
6. Types of Verbs
Helping Verb – helps the main verb
express tense and voice – Helping verbs
need an action verb with them.
Susie will go to the store.
7. Types of Verbs
Common helping verbs:
shall will should
would could must
might can may have
had has do did is
are was were
am being been
8. Types of Verbs
How do you know if it is a helping verb
or a linking verb?
If there is an action verb in the clause
also, it is a helping verb. If you do not
see any other kind of verb, it is a linking
9. Verb Tense
Verbs are either past, present or
future tense. In writing, you
should always use the same tense
for your verbs within your
paragraph or essay.
10. What is the verb tense for
Michael had played the piano for an hour.
Cheryl will walk home after school.
Susie is a cheerleader.
11. Subject – Verb Agreement
The subject and verb in a clause should always
agree in number.
Joey walks. (singular subject/singular verb)
Joey and Maggie walk. (plural subject/plural verb)
She runs. (singular subject/singular verb)
They run. (plural subject/plural verb)