Grammar Lessons - Week 1

Grammar Lessons - Week 1

Grammar Lessons Week 2 A review of verbs Day 1 - Verbs The verb of a sentence usually expresses action (jump, think) or being (is, become). It is composed of a main verb possibly preceded by one or more helping verbs: The best fish swim near the bottom. A marriage is not built in a day. Beowulf is a poem, an epic, and an elegy.

Day 1 Action and Linking Verbs There are three main types of verbsaction, linking, and helping. Action verbs denote action, whether external or internal: The man ate the cheeseburger. The lady thought about the matter. Linking verbs equate the subject with a state of being (appearance, mood, etc): The lizard is green. The person was tired.

The man has a parking ticket. Day 1 Helping Verbs The third type of verb is the helping verb. Helping verbs do not act alone in a sentence, but help other verbs to do their job. I will eat the sandwich. I have drank the coffee. We were headed the wrong way. Some of the same words are used for linking or helping verbs,

depending on the context. LINKING I am hungry. HELPING I will be hungry. LINKING I had a wrench. HELPING I had used a wrench. Day 2 Recapping Verbs Verbs come in three main types: action, linking, and helping. Action verbs denote action. Linking verbs equate the subject with a state

of being. Helping verbs help out the main verb. Day 2 Verbs and Numbers Verbs must agree with their subjects in terms of number (singular or plural): WRONG: I eats the apple. CORRECT: I eat the apple. WRONG: They eats the apple. CORRECT: They eat the apple. WRONG: You eats the apple.

CORRECT: You eat the apple. Day 2 Verbs Past and Future Verbs also have tenses. Most of us know the present tense: PRESENT: I eat the cheese. She likes the cheese. He has too much cheese. However, there are also past and future tenses: PAST: Joe-Bob ate the cheese. Gilbert went fishing. Bubba walked around the block.

FUTURE: Joe-Bob will eat the cheese. Gilbert will go fishing. Bubba will walk around the block. Day 3 Recapping So far, weve talked about: Action Verbs, Linking Verbs, and Helping Verbs Verbs agreeing with their subjects in number Past and future tenses. Today, well take a couple more steps into the world of verb tenses.

I guess its going to bein-tense. Ha. Day 3 Perfect Tenses There are also three perfect tenses. Present Perfect Have / has + past participle Use for when something starts in the past and continues into the present. I have watched TV all week. Bobby-Jo has wanted a pony for years. BillyBob has eaten two chicken sandwiches and is eyeing-up a third. Past Perfect Had + past participle

Use when something starts in the past and ends before something else in the past. I had examined the menu before I ordered the steak. Gilbert had wanted a fish filet before he saw the three-cheese bbq shrimp and grits. Day 3 Future Perfect Lastly, theres the future perfect tense. Will have + past participle Used for something in the future happening during / after something else in the future.

When I finally beat the game, I will have finished all the games I own. If Gilbert continues at this pace, he will have tasted every type of hot pepper by the end of the week.

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