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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary Grammar Reply To: Grammar

  • Amrapali

    June 22, 2024 at 12:33 pm
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    Verbs are the key words in a sentence that indicate action or a state of being. Here’s how verbs show action:

    1. Action Verbs – These verbs directly describe an action, such as run, jump, sing, write, etc. Action verbs convey physical or mental activity.

    Example: The puppy ran across the yard.

    1. Linking Verbs – These verbs connect the subject to additional information about the subject, such as a description or state of being. Common linking verbs include “to be” (is, are, was, were), “to become”, and “to seem”.

    Example: The cake smells delicious. (The linking verb “smells” connects the subject “cake” to the description “delicious”.)

    1. Verb Tenses – Verbs can be conjugated into different tenses to show when the action is occurring – past, present, or future.

    Past Tense: The dog chased the cat.
    Present Tense: The dog chases the cat.
    Future Tense: The dog will chase the cat.

    1. Verb Phrases – Multiple verbs can be combined to create more complex verb phrases that convey nuanced meanings about the action.

    Example: The runner has been training for the marathon.

    By using varied verbs and verb constructions, writers can vividly convey the type, timing, and progression of actions in their sentences. This helps create dynamic, compelling narratives.

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