Daily Grammar

Lesson 8

Parts of Speech - Verbs

A helping verbHelping verbs are any verbs in a verb phrase that are not the main verb.
Source: Lesson 4
may be connected with another word in a contracted form.  The following sentences have verb phrasesWhen a verb is more than one word, it is called a verb phrase. Verb phrases can be two, three, or four words. Verb phrases are made by using auxiliary or helping verbs.
Source: Lesson 4
using contractions.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in each sentence.  Determine if the verb phases are action verbsAction verbs are verbs that show action. Action verbs are the most common verbs.
Source: Lesson 1
or state of being verbsState of being verbs (Linking verbs) show that something exists; they do not show action. Some common linking verbs include: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been, seem, look, feel, and become.
Source: Lesson 2

1. I've done it again.

I’ve done it again.
  - action verbs

2. You aren't going with us.

You aren't going with us.
  - action verbs

3. She's staying to tend the kids.

She's staying to tend the kids.
  - action verbs

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