Verb Notes Linking Verb A linking verb connects
Linking Verb A linking verb connects a sentence’s subject with a noun or an adjective in the predicate. Ex: Sally looks sleepy. Sally is an astronaut. Common linking verbs: appear, been, being, become, feel, grow, look, remain, seem, smell, sound, taste, am, is, are, was, & were.
Action Verb An action verb is a word that describes what someone or something does. An action verb names an action. Example: attract, reach, jump, hop, think, roam, falls, ponders, reflects, grabs, strike, swagger, gossip
Direct Object A direct object receives the action from the verb. It answers the question what? or whom? after an action verb. Not every sentence has a direct object. S AV DO Ex: Children like gummy bears.
Indirect Object An indirect object comes after the action verb and before the direct object. An indirect object answers the question to whom? or for whom? S AV IO DO Ex: The coach gave the quarterback a new play. Note: A sentence must have a direct object to have an indirect object.
• Transitive Verb – An action verb that is followed by a direct object. What – The polar bears /eat fish. • Intransitive Verb – An action verb that is not followed by a direct object. – The polar bears /eat.
Helping Verb – 6 th grade (auxiliary verb) – 8 th grade A helping verb is a verb that helps the main verb express an action or make a statement. Example: am, is, are, was, were, have, has, had, and will.
Verb phrase The helping verb (auxiliary verb) and the main verb make up a verb phrase. The children are running around the house! Mrs. Bridger has eaten all the cookies. Mother was saving the cookies for dessert. The carnival was held on the playground.