English grammar

Module 3, Verbs, Review:

Types of Verbs

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English grammar
English grammar

Action Verbs

Directions:
Click on the action verbs in each phrase.
1.
Please drive your brother to school before you go to work.
2.
President Lincoln hoped that slavery would end when he gave the Gettysburg Address.
3.
The three girls talked as they walked through the corridor.
4.
If you drop that cement block on your toe, your toe might break.
5.
My computer froze, so I rebooted it.

Helping Verbs

Directions:
Click on all the words in the verb phrase in each sentence.
6.
Those books could have been shelved more neatly.
7.
Will Jessica be coming with us to the movies?
8.
Our family will be going to Germany for Christmas.
9.
That illuminator must have used a magnifying glass to paint that tiny picture.
10.
My dog might have eaten your pizza.
Directions:
Click on all the helping verbs only in each sentence.
11.
You should be taking your vitamins every morning.
12.
Pompeii must have had many beautiful villas before the volcano destroyed it.
13.
My sister will usually be seen reading on the playground.
14.
Should she be eating in the computer lab?
15.
You should have been paying attention to the pot on the stove.

Linking Verbs

Directions:
Click on the linking verbs in each sentence.
16.
The ocean feels much warmer today.
17.
That bird looks much heavier than it is.
18.
My sister is my best friend.
19.
Last Tuesday was Camille's birthday.
20.
Aretha Franklin is an amazing singer.
Directions:
Click only on the verbs that are linking verbs. Do not include helping verbs or action verbs.
21.
My puppy's coat feels so soft after she's had a bath.
22.
David was my best friend in fourth grade until he moved to Georgia.
23.
Christmas is my favorite time of year, so I enjoy decorating the house.
24.
That coat seems too small for you. I think you should buy a larger size.
25.
Those tacos smell delicious, but they will give me heartburn.

Action vs. Linking Verbs

Directions:
Identify the bold-faced verb as action or linking.
26.
This batch of fudge tastes better than the last batch.
action / linking
27.
Please taste this soup and see if it is too salty.
action / linking
28.
The doctor felt my throat to see if my glands were swollen.
action / linking
29.
I feel a bit nauseous after eating so much.
action / linking
30.
I often become energized after working out at the gym.
action / linking

The Verb To Be

Directions:
Identify how the verb to be is being used.
31.
Forensic science is a field that really interests me.
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
32.
I can't believe we are in Paris!
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
33.
Frank was given that new cell phone by his uncle.
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
34.
We will be going to Chicago when we leave New York.
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
35.
My favorite gelato flavor is straciatella (chocolate chip).
state-of-beingaction / helping / linking
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