Kinds of Verbs

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Kinds of Verbs
Action Verbs
State-of-being or linking verbs
Action Verbs
• Some verbs tell about action.
We played volleyball
• Sometimes you can see the action.
Tony collected the dues.
• These are called action verbs.
Greg learns quickly.
State-of-being or linking verbs
• Some verbs do not show action.
• Instead they tell that something is, or
they link the subject with a word or
words in the predicate.
• These verbs are called state-of-being or
linking verbs.
• Here are some common linking verbs.
Am was be been become feel sound
is are were being seem smell taste
Action or linking verb?
• A comet flashed across the sky.
Action verb
• The desert looked like the surface of
the moon.
Linking verb
• The runner darted toward the finish line.
Action verb
Action or linking verb?
• Compact discs became popular in the
1980’s.
linking verb
• The magician pulled a rabbit out his
hat.
Action verb
• Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
were famous outlaws.
Linking verb
Action or linking verbs?
• The medicine tasted bitter.
Linking verb
• Cars skidded on the slick road.
Action verb
• The train whistle echoed in the distance.
Action verb
Action or linking verbs?
• Beavers build their homes with mud
and sticks.
Action verb
• The town in Ella’s dream seemed
strange and unfamiliar.
Linking verb
• Hailstones are little balls of ice.
Linking verb
Action Verbs
• Carl
demanded
that everyone
listen to him.
Linking verb
• Bill was
excited about
the new hats.
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