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October 9/10

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  1. Main and Helping Verbs
    1. Verbs show action or state of being:
      1. Actions can be physical: run, jump, sit, stand,
      2. or they can be mental: think, guess, ponder.
      3. A verb can show existence: am, is, are, was, were, been
      4. Helping verbs are usually forms or to be, to do, to have, and modals like can, may, would, could, might, must, and should.
        1. I would have run.
        2. He does stand on the corner.
        3. They are pondering the universe.
        4. The students should have been studying last night.
      5. Adverbs
        1. Adverbs describe a verb, an adjective, or an adverb:
          1. He ran quickly.
          2. Today, he ran a race.
          3. She is very
          4. He is unusually
          5. He runs more quickly than most.
          6. She drove extremely recklessly.
      6. Action and Linking Verbs
        1. Action Verbs – see notes above
        2. Linking verbs connect the subject to a word or word group that identifies or describes the subject:
          1. O’Leary is the principal.
          2. Some of the students feel tired
        3. Class work – Action and Linking Verbs
          1. grow, smell, feel, sound, appear, look, stay, taste, turn, remain
          2. Choose any five of the verbs above, and use each first as an action verb in a sentence, and then use the same verb as an linking verb.
            1. Example:
              1. Wilson grew tomatoes in his garden. Action
              2. The students grew sleepy as they read the story. Linking
      7. Short-Story test next class – See my blog for a page with more information.


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