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					Action words, or verbs, bring our language to life.

oAction Verbs
o The main word in the predicate is the verb. o A verb is a word that can show action. o When a verb tells what people or things do, it is called an action verb.

Action Verbs
read
write

catch paint eat

swim

ride

point

The Special Verb be
o The verb be has special forms for different subjects.

o The verb be does not show action. It tells what someone or something is or is like.

The Special Verb be
present
The dog is barking. I am reading.

past
The dog was barking. I was reading. We were happy. You were sick. She was sleeping.

We are happy. You are sick. She is sleeping.

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
o A verb may be more than one word. o The main verb is the most important word. o The helping verb comes before it.
Some Common Helping Verbs am is are was were will has have had

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
Helping Main Verb Verb

I We She

am

writing

a funny story.

were swimming at my friend’s house yesterday. was riding her new bicycle.

The baby
The men

is
are

sleeping
playing

in her carriage.
a game of cards.

Making Subjects and Verb Agree
o A verb in the present tense must agree with the subject of the sentence. o Singular Subjects: When the subject is a singular noun or he, she, or it, add s to the verb. o Plural Subjects: When the subject is a plural noun, or I, we, you, or they, do not add an s to the verb.

Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Singular Subjects
he hammers

Plural Subjects
the leaves fall

she sews
the boy washes the horse jumps

the stars shine
we play they marry the boats sail

Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Treat I and you the same as plural subjects; do not add an s to the verb.
you race you drive I cheer I jump

you surf

I ski

Contractions with Not
o Sometimes you can join a verb with the word not.
o The shortened word you make when you join the two words is called a contraction. o An apostrophe (’) is used to take the place of the letter or letters that you leave out.

Contractions with Not
two words o have not o cannot o should not o will not o had not contraction haven't can't shouldn't won't hadn't

o were not

weren't

Of Verbs Part 1
Verbs Part 2: Verb Tenses

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