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  1. VERBS ACTION AND LINKING

  2. Verbs can show action orstate of being. Examples:go (action), is (state of being) • An actionverb expresses a physical or mental action. Example:He paints. We thought about it. She is pretty.

  3. A C T I O N • An action verb is a word that names an action. It may contain more than one word. • Notice the following action verbs. • Sports experts writeabout the football player Jim Thorpe even today. Thorpe blockedlike a tank. He tackledlike a tornado. In every game Thorpe attackedhis opponents with all his might. He caughtthe ball skillfully and chargedahead fearlessly. Experts still rememberandhonorThorpe’s greatness. V E R B S

  4. A C T I O N • Anaction verb can express physical actions, such as writing and running, or mental activities such as thinking and honoring. V E R B S Physical write block tackle catch charge hike Mental remember honor prefer excel regarded thought

  5. LINKING VERBS

  6. Linking Verbs and Predicate Words Linking verbs tell what the subject isoris like. A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence with a description or identifier of the subject (a noun or an adjective in the predicate). John McGraw wasthemanager. Linking Verb Subject Predicate Noun

  7. Common Linking Verbs be become grow turn seem taste appear feel look sound smell Many of these linking verbs can also be used as action verbs. Chandraturnedthirteen. (Linking Verb) Thecarturnedthecorner. (Action Verb)

  8. Predicate Nouns A predicate noun follows a linking verb. It tells what the subject is. Samisapitcher. Susanwas ourbestplayer. Willyoubemyfriend?

  9. Predicate Adjectives A predicate adjective follows a linking verb. It describes the subject by telling what it is like. Samanthaisbeautiful. Susanwasboredwithsports. Willthegamebeinteresting?

  10. Let’s Practice In the following sentences, see if you can identify the verb. Then, tell me what it is: Action or Linking?

  11. Frank was tired after work.

  12. Frank was tired after work. Verb: was

  13. Frankwastired after work. Verb: was Type:linking verb

  14. My dad drove his car to the store.

  15. My dad drove his car to the store. Verb: drove

  16. My dad drovehis car to the store. Verb: drove Type: actionverb

  17. Finding Nemo is her favorite movie.

  18. Finding Nemois her favorite movie. Verb: is

  19. FindingNemoisher favorite movie. Verb: is Type:linking verb

  20. I did my homework right after school.

  21. I did my homework right after school. Verb: did

  22. Ididmy homework right after school. Verb: did Type:actionverb

  23. The ocean water tastes salty.

  24. The ocean water tastes salty. Verb: tastes

  25. Theoceanwatertastessalty. Verb: tastes Type:linking verb

  26. Thomas raised his hand.

  27. Thomas raised his hand. Verb: raised

  28. Thomasraisedhis hand. Verb: raised Type:actionverb

  29. They will be late to the party.

  30. They willbe late to the party. Verb: will be

  31. Theywillbelatetotheparty. Verb:willbe Type:linking verb

  32. I am thirsty after all that running.

  33. I am thirsty after all that running. Verb: am

  34. Iamthirsty after all that running. Verb: am Type:linking verb

  35. Homework Warriner’s Pages 19-22

  36. Verbs – page 19 Exercise A: Underline the verb in each of the following sentences. 1. Dena is also very creative.

  37. Verbs – page 19 Exercise A: Underline the verb in each of the following sentences. 1. Dena isalso very creative.

  38. Verbs – page 19 Exercise A: Underline the verb in each of the following sentences. 2. For her mother’s present, she painted a waterfront scene.

  39. Verbs – page 19 Exercise A: Underline the verb in each of the following sentences. 2. For her mother’s present, shepaintedawaterfrontscene.

  40. Verbs – page 20 Exercise B: Underline the verb or verb phrase in each of the following sentences. Be sure to include all words in a verb phrase. 11. He is the youngest in the family.

  41. Verbs – page 20 Exercise B: Underline the verb or verb phrase in each of the following sentences. Be sure to include all words in a verb phrase. 11. He isthe youngest in the family.

  42. Verbs – page 20 Exercise B: Underline the verb or verb phrase in each of the following sentences. Be sure to include all words in a verb phrase. 12. How lucky you always are!

  43. Verbs – page 20 Exercise B: Underline the verb or verb phrase in each of the following sentences. Be sure to include all words in a verb phrase. 12. How luckyyou always are!

  44. Verbs – page 21 Exercise A: Underline the action verbs in each of the following sentences. Remember to include any helping verbs. 1. Yoko wrote a short story about her cat.

  45. Verbs – page 21 Exercise A: Underline the action verbs in each of the following sentences. Remember to include any helping verbs. 1. Yoko wrotea short story about her cat.

  46. Verbs – page 21 Exercise A: Underline the action verbs in each of the following sentences. Remember to include any helping verbs. 2. Have you visited your aunt lately?

  47. Verbs – page 21 Exercise A: Underline the action verbs in each of the following sentences. Remember to include any helping verbs. 2. Haveyou visitedyour aunt lately?

  48. Verbs – page 22 Exercise B: Underline the linking verbs in each of the following sentences. Remember to include any helping verbs. 11. The jazz band performance was wonderful.

  49. Verbs – page 22 Exercise B: Underline the linking verbs in each of the following sentences. Remember to include any helping verbs. 11. The jazz band performance waswonderful.

  50. Verbs – page 22 Exercise B: Underline the linking verbs in each of the following sentences. Remember to include any helping verbs. 12. Mrs. Abraham’s class seems enthusiastic about the upcoming science fair.