2. Key aspects about verbs:
•A verb is a word which shows action or state of being.
•A verb is the ♥ of a sentence.
•Recognizing the verb is often the most important step in
understanding the meaning of a sentence.
•Verbs change their form to show differences in:
• tense (past, present, future)
• person (first person, second person, third person),
• number (singular, plural) and
• voice (active, passive)
•Verbs can change their meaning when they are
accompanied by verb-like words (helping verbs) called:
• Modals (may, could, should, etc.) and
• Auxiliaries (do, have, be, etc.)
3. Key aspects about verbs:
•A verb must "agree" with its subject.
•Usually a subject comes before a verb and an object may
come after it.
SUBJECT – VERB – OBJECT
Bob ate a hamburger
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Subject Verb (present form)
I Am – Have – Go
She – He . It Is – Has – Goes
You – We - They Are – Have - Go
4. Tips to identify Action Verbs
Look at every word in the sentence and ask yourself:
"Is this something that a person or thing can do?"
During the summer, my puppy constantly
runs and plays around.
• Can you during? NO
• Can you the? NO
• Can you summer? NO
• Can you my? NO
• Can you puppy? NO
• Can you constantly? NO
• Can you pant? Bingo!
• Can you and? NO
• Can you drool? Sure!
• Can you around? NO
5. The 5 verb forms
To walk walks walked (has) walked (is) walking
To walk walks walked (have) walked
• Have to
• Will Would
• May Might
• Ought to
Do not have
Do not do not
ending -(e)s in
8. Let’s find & classify some verbs!
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