Verb Study Guide Action Verbs ● a word that expresses a physical or mental activity Examples: 1. Sally walked to the mall. 2. Sheila drove her car into the bridge. 3. Alex and Marsha questioned Mr. Scholte about his fabulously decorated star shirt. Linking Verbs ● a word that connects the subject to something about the subject Examples: 1. She is a very smart girl. 2. The teacher became frustrated with her students’ grades on the test. 3. After the basketball game, we were sweaty. Helping Verbs ● a verb that helps a main verb in a verb phrase Examples: 1. Arthur is walking to the mall at five o’clock. 2. Luke was watching the football game on TV. 3. The dancers should have practiced their routine before the performance.