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What is an action verb?

 A   verb is one of the most
   important parts of the sentence.
   It tells the subjects actions,
   events, or state of being. A verb
   that shows action is called an
   action verb.
The words are action verbs:

                      ran
    coughed
                 swallowed
    ride               sang
             awake
Can you find the action verb in each
sentence?

 1. The girls danced in the recital.
 2. Our mailman drove a funny car
    last week.
 3. His teacher wrote the answers
    on the board.
 4. Alice worked on her homework
    last night.          Move On
No, try again.
Yes, that word is an action
verb!
    Try another sentence   Move On
Present verbs

  An  action verb that describes an
   action that is happening now is
   called a present tense verb.
  The bird flies
  through the sky.
 Flies is a present tense verb
 because it is happening right
 now.
Present tense verbs

 Many   present tense verbs
   end with s, but some end
   with es, or ies.
                        cries
    sleeps
             splashes
Past Verbs

  Verbswhich tell about actions
  which happened some time ago
  are past tense verbs.
 The dog wanted a
 bone.
  Wanted is a past tense
  verb because the action
  has already happened.
Past tense verbs

 Many   past tense verbs end
   with ed, but some end with d,
   or ied.
                        tried
   clapped

              played
Future Verbs

  Verbs which tell about actions
  which are going to happen are
  future tense verbs.
 We will awaken at
 six a.m.
  Will awaken is a future tense
  verb because the action has
  not yet happened.
Future tense verbs

 Future   tense verbs use
   special words to talk about
   things that will happen: will,
   going to, shall, aim to, etc.
    going to start          will enjoy
                     shall email
Helping Verbs

    A helping verb works with a main verb to
     help you understand what action is
     taking place.

     Elmer was
     using the
     computer.
23 Helping Verbs
may be      do       should have    will
might being does     could had      can
must been did        would has      shall
      am
      are
      is
      was
      were

     (main) (main)         (main)
Helping Verbs
 Other things to keep in mind:
 •Not every sentence will have a
 helping verb with the main
 verb.
 •When you see an "ing" verb
 such as "running", be on the
 lookout for a helping verb also.
Helping Verbs

 •Sometimes there is another
 word which separates the
 helping verb from the main verb.
 One common example is "not",
 as in: The boy couldn't find his
 socks. The helping verb is could
 and the main verb is find.
Helping Verbs
 •A sentence may contain up to
 three helping verbs to the main
 verb. An example would be: The
 dog must have been chasing the
 cat. The helping verbs are: must,
 have, and been; the main verb is
 chasing.
Online Verb Games
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           Helping Verb Quiz
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             Worksheet
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           Jeopardy Challenge Board
           Present and Past Tense Matching
             Game
           Verb Machine
More Verb Activities

  Irregular Verb Worksheet
  Verb Concentration Game
  ANTS PICNIC (Irregular Verb Game)
  Verb Worksheet



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