Noun and Verb Showdown
By: Amani Moore
A verb phrase is a group of words with a verb in it. There are 2 types of verbs: linking verbs and action verbs. An action verb is something that the person, place, or thing is doing. A linking verb is a word that connects the noun with verb.
EX. of an action verb... EX. of a linking verb...
Britney was vacuuming the house. Courtney was painting a picture of
The action verb is vacuuming. flowers. The action verb is painting
and the linking verb is "a".
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What is the Difference between a Linking verb and an Action Verb?
A linking verb is the word that connects the noun and the verb, but an action verb is what the person, place, or thing is doing.
An example of a linking verb: Miranda is cooking cupcakes. The linking verb is "is"
An example of an action verb: Haley is swimming in the pool. The action verb is swimming.