By: Cacee

What's a verb?

A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence,such as hear, become, or happen. A verb is the main part of a sentence or question. there are three types of verbs- action, linking, and auxiliary.
t's important every subject in a sentence must have a verb, otherwise you will have written a fragment, a major writing error.

what's an action verb?

A verb that expresses physical or mental action. Scream! Type! Kick! Those words are expressing action, something that a person, animal, force of nature, or thing can do.. as a result, we call these action verbs.

Example- Potato chips crunch too loudly to eat during an exam.

crunch is something we can do... we can crunch on popcorn during a movie, we can crunch numbers in math class. In the first sentence, crunch is what potato chips do, so we can call that a verb. Even though crunch is a verb, it can be a noun.

If you're unsure whether a sentence contains a verb or an action verb, look at every word in the sentence and ask yourself, can a person or thing do this?

What's a linking verb?

Linking verbs do not express action. They link the subject of the sentence to a word or phrase in the predicate that renames or describes the subject.

Example- Kelly is a shopaholic.

Ising isn't something that Kelly can do. Is connects the subject, Kelly, additional information about her, that she will soon have a huge credit card bill to pay.

What's an auxiliary verb?

Auxiliary verbs are sometimes called helping verbs because, they are needed to form many of the tenses.

example- I am Standing.

The auxiliary verb am will come only with I.

note that you can't am, this reminds you that they are not action verbs.

Be, have, and do, are the most common auxiliary verbs. Other common auxiliary verbs are could, can, should, would, may, and might.