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        VERBS
A verb is an action word.  It tells about an action; 
they are called
action verbs. Sometimes you can see the
action.
Example : 
We played basketball.
                   Crystal posted her letter.
Some verbs name action that we cannot
see.
Example : 
Christine knew the answer to the question.
                   Francois
learns quickly.
Other verbs do express an action.  Instead, they state that something is. 

These verbs are called state-of-being-verbs.  

The following are some state-of-being verbs.

Examples : am     is   was  
be    been   become   
feel  sound
                     Is     are  
were  being  seem 
smell   taste.
The month of May is always hot in India
These CDs are mine.
  
                   UNDERLINE ALL OF THE VERBS:
1.   
Popcorn often
tastes too salty.
2.   
The elevator is
over there.
3.   
Snow covered the
mountains.
4.   
My father jogs
everyday.
5.   
My cousin arrived
yester from France.
  
                             MAIN VERBS AND
HELPING VERBS:
The
verb in a sentence can be made up of one word or several words.  When there are two or more words that make up
the verb, the last word is the main verb.   The other words are helping verbs. The most
common helping verbs are the forms of be, have, & do.
Helping
Verbs              +       Main Verb  
=   Verb
Is                                 +       watching    =   is watching
Has                             +       watched      =    has watched
Could
have been       +       watching    =   Could have been watching.
The
helping verb and main verb are sometimes separated by other words:
Example :
He will usually watch.
                
He must not have heard.
The
following helping verbs can also be used as main verbs:
Examples :   am, 
is,  are,  was,  
were
                   Have,  has, 
had
                   Do,  does, 
did

I am
an excellent tennis player.
We
had tuna fish for breakfast.
UNDERLINE
THE HELPING VERB AND MAIN VERB:
1.   
Joann does not
live there anymore.
2.   
The moon has just
set.
3.   
Cathy has painted
a natural scenery.
4.   
They should have
organized a search party.

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