A linking verb connects a sentence’s


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A linking verb connects a sentence’s

  • A linking verb connects a sentence’s

  • subject with a noun or an adjective in

  • the predicate.

  • Common linking verbs: appear, be, been, being, become, feel, grow, look, remain, seem, smell, sound, taste, am, is, are, was, & were.



Black Beauty is a novel by Anna Sewell.

  • Black Beauty is a novel by Anna Sewell.

  • The linking verb is “is”.

  • “is” links Black Beauty and novel



Black Beauty is gentle.

  • Black Beauty is gentle.

  • “is” links Black Beauty with gentle



An action verb is a word that describes

  • An action verb is a word that describes

  • what someone or something does. An

  • action verb names an action.

  • Example: attract, reach, jump, hop, think, roam, falls



A direct object receives the action

  • A direct object receives the action

  • from the verb. It answers the question

  • what? or whom? after an action verb.

  • Not every sentence has a direct

  • object.



The equator divides Africa in two.

  • The equator divides Africa in two.



Streams and wells create oases in the desert.

  • Streams and wells create oases in the desert.



Not even cars cross the sand dunes.

  • Not even cars cross the sand dunes.



In the eastern Sahara, the sun shines for thousands of hours every year.

  • In the eastern Sahara, the sun shines for thousands of hours every year.



In flat regions the Nile River flows slowly.

  • In flat regions the Nile River flows slowly.



An indirect object comes after the

  • An indirect object comes after the

  • action verb and before the direct

  • object. An indirect object answers the

  • question to whom? or for whom?



Jim built his granddaughter a sandcastle on the beach.

  • Jim built his granddaughter a sandcastle on the beach.



We told Mom a lie about the broken lamp.

  • We told Mom a lie about the broken lamp.



Tomas paid the mechanic 200 dollars to fix the squeaky brakes.

  • Tomas paid the mechanic 200 dollars to fix the squeaky brakes.



Transitive Verb

  • Transitive Verb

    • An action verb that is followed by a direct object.
    • The polar bears /eat fish.
  • Intransitive Verb

    • An action verb that is not followed by a direct object.
    • The polar bears /eat slowly.


A helping verb is a verb that helps the

  • A helping verb is a verb that helps the

  • main verb express an action or make a

  • statement.

  • Examples: am, is, are, was, were, have, has, had, and will.

  • "The Helping Verbs Song"



Shyla can ride her bike to school.

  • Shyla can ride her bike to school.



Samuel has broken the remote control again.

  • Samuel has broken the remote control again.



Mrs. Smith is bringing a chocolate cake to the party.

  • Mrs. Smith is bringing a chocolate cake to the party.





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