Saturday, August 22, 2020

Quiz for Lessons 1-5 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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Instructions: List the verbs or verb phrases in the sentences, and tell whether they are action verbs or linking verbs. For extra credit, find the helping verbs.

1. Jim plays basketball.

2. They will return on the airplane.

3. Badger is a funny dog.

4. I have been here a long time.

5. I should have been playing the drum.

6. Go home.


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Answers:

1. Jim plays basketball.
    - action verb

2. They will return on the airplane.
    - action verbs
    will - helping verb
    return - main verb

3. Badger is a funny dog.
    - linking verb

4. I have been here a long time.
    - linking verbs
    have - helping verb
    been - main verb

5. I should have been playing the drum.
    - action verbs
    should have been - helping verbs
    playing - main verb

6. Go home.
     - action verb

Hint: The last verb in a verb phrase is always the main verb.


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Friday, August 21, 2020

Lesson 5 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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Some of the helping verbs can be used alone as the main verb. Is, am, are, was, and were can be used alone as linking or state of being verbs. Has, have, had, do, does, and did always show action when used alone. Be, being, and been can be used with other verbs either to show action or state of being. The other helping verbs cannot be used alone but only as helping verbs.

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 (linking verbs when used alone)
    Group 2: be, being, been (show action or state of being)
    Group 3: has, have, had (show action when used alone)
    Group 4: do, does, did (show action when used alone)
    Group 5: shall, will, should, would (cannot be used alone)
    Group 6: may, might, must, can, could (cannot be used alone)

Instructions: Find the verb or verb phrases in these sentences.

1. She has too many friends.

2. You do beautiful work.

3. I was in Canada last week.

4. You are being very stubborn.


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Answers:

1. She has too many friends.
    - action verb

2. You do beautiful work.
    - action verb

3. I was in Canada last week.
    - linking verb

4. You are being very stubborn.
    - linking verbs


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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lesson 4 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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Sometimes a verb can be more than one word. When a verb is more than one word, it is called a verb phrase. Verb phrases can be two, three, or four words. Verb phrases are made by using auxiliary or helping verbs with the main verb.

There are twenty-three (23) helping verbs that should be memorized since they are used so often.  If you will memorize them, it will make knowing and understanding verbs much easier.  They are usually grouped in the following six groups:

     Group 1: is, am, are, was, were
     Group 2: be, being, been
     Group 3: has, have, had
     Group 4: do, does, did
     Group 5: shall, will, should, would
     Group 6: may, might, must, can, could

Instructions: What are the verb phrases in these sentences?

1. You are going to Seattle.

2. You have been resting too much.

3. We must be early.

4. I will be finished shortly.


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Answers:

1. You are going to Seattle.

2. You have been resting too much.

3. We must be early.

4. I will be finished shortly.

These sentences all have what are called auxiliary or helping verbs. I will refer to them as helping verbs.



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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Lesson 3 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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Instructions: Pick out the verbs in these sentences and tell whether they are action verbs or linking verbs.

1. Suddenly someone sneezed loudly.

2. There are holes in my shirt.

3. He appears happy.

4. The image appeared in the mirror.


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Answers:

1. Suddenly someone sneezed loudly.
    - action verb

2. There are holes in my shirt.
    - linking verb

3. He appears happy.
    - linking verb

4. The image appeared in the mirror.
    - action verb

Note: Some verbs like appear can be either action or linking verbs. It depends on whether it shows action or not.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lesson 2 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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Instructions: Find the verbs in these sentences. These verbs will be state of being verbs also known as linking verbs.

1. My uncle is a pilot.

2. The pie looks good.

3. You seem upset.


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Answers:

1. My uncle is a pilot.

2. The pie looks good.

3. You seem upset.

These verbs are state of being or linking verbs. Some common linking verbs are is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been, seem, look, feel, and become. They do not show action. They just show that something exists.


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Monday, August 17, 2020

Lesson 1 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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Verbs are the most important words in a sentence. Verbs are the first of the eight parts of speech that we will be studying. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence. The first lessons will be about verbs, and how they are recognized and used.

Instructions: Find the verbs in the following sentences. They are action verbs.

1. The wolf ran across the sand.

2. Sit down.

3. The dog barked at the man.


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Answers:

1. The wolf ran across the sand.

2. Sit down.

3. The dog barked at the man.

All three verbs are action verbs since they show action. Action verbs are the most common verbs.


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