Saturday, August 29, 2020

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.

6. Write down as many of the twenty-three helping verbs as you can.


Extra Credit:

1. What are the 5 helping verbs that can be used alone as state of being verbs?

2. What are the 6 helping verbs that always show action when used alone?

3. What are the 3 helping verbs that can show action or state of being?

4. Name the remaining helping verbs that cannot be used alone. Hint: Group 5 & 6.


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Answers:

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 (have) run out of time.

6. is, am, are, was, were
    be, being, been
    has, have, had
    do, does, did
    shall, will, should, would
    may, might, must, can, could

Extra Credit Answers:

1. is, am, are, was, and were

2. has, have, had, do, does, and did

3. be, being, and been

4. shall, will, should, would, may, might, must, can, and could


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Friday, August 28, 2020

Lesson 10 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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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. You have not helped your father today.
    - action verbs

2. I will soon be home.
    - state of being verbs

3. The child had suddenly choked on the food. 
    - action verbs

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Lesson 9 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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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 you been driving long?
    - action verbs

2. Where was the car parked?
    - action verbs

3. Can I be of assistance?
    - linking verbs

Note: The words separating the verb phrases are nouns and pronouns. This is very common in sentences that are questions.



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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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. I've (have) done it again.
    - action verbs

2. You aren't (not) going with us.
    - action verbs

3. She's (is) staying to tend the kids.
    - action verbs


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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
    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: 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 done it again.

2. You aren't going with us.

3. She's staying to tend the kids.


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Monday, August 24, 2020

Lesson 6 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

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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. 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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