Saturday, September 1, 2018

Quiz for Lessons 6-10 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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Instructions: List the verb phrases in the following sentences.

1. My wife is reading in the hammock under the tree.

2. The message can't be altered.

3. Somewhere a party is being planned.

4. Shouldn't I be a clown for Halloween?

5. I've run out of time.

Now write down as many of the twenty-three helping verbs as you can.


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Answers:

1. is reading

2. can be altered

3. is being planned

4. should be

5. 've (have) run

The twenty-three helping verbs are is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been, have, has, had, do, does, did, shall, will, should, would, may, might, must, can, and could.


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Friday, August 31, 2018

Lesson 10 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Sometimes verb phrases are separated by words called adverbs (we will learn more about adverbs in later lessons). Adverbs are often used with verbs; however, they are not considered part of the verb phrase.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in the following sentences. Are the verbs action verbs or state of being verbs?

1. You have not helped your father today.

2. I will soon be home.

3. The child had suddenly choked on the food. 


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Answers:

1. have helped - action verbs

2. will be - state of being verbs

3. had choked - action verbs


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lesson 9 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

In sentences that are questions, the verb phrase is often separated by another word.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in these sentences. Be sure to watch for another word separating the helping verb from the main verb.

1. Have you been driving long?

2. Where was the car parked?

3. Can I be of assistance?


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Answers:

1. have been driving

2. was parked

3. can be

The words separating the verb phrases are nouns and pronouns. This is very common in sentences that are questions. The first two verbs are action verbs, and the last verb is a state of being verb.



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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lesson 8 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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A helping verb may be connected with another word in a contracted form. The following sentences have verb phrases using contractions.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in each sentence. Determine if the verb phases are action verbs or state of being verbs.

1. I've done it again.

2. You aren't going with us.

3. She's staying to tend the kids.


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Answers:

1. 've (have) done - Have is in contracted form.

2. are going - Are is connected to the contracted form of not.

3. 's (is) staying - Is is in contracted form.

All three verb phrases are action verbs.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lesson 7 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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The use of helping verbs causes certain changes in verb phrases that we need to be able to recognize. One change is the use of contractions (contractions are two or more words combined together with an apostrophe).

As mentioned before, it’s a good idea to memorize the helping verbs. If you haven’t memorized them, take a few minutes to learn them.

Group 1: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been
Group 2: has, have, had
Group 3: do, does, did
Group 4: shall, will, should, would
Group 5: may, might, must, can, could

Instructions: List the contractions in the following sentences.

1. I've done it again.

2. You aren't going with us.

3. She's staying to tend the kids.


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Answers:

1. I’ve

2. aren’t

3. she’s


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Monday, August 27, 2018

Lesson 6 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Instructions: Pick out the verb phrases in the following sentences. Watch for the helping verbs.

1. I can understand his concern.

2. She must have told you ten times.

3. We shall go tomorrow.

4. The wind was howling all night.


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Answers:

1. can understand

2. must have told

3. shall go

4. was howling


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