Noun and Verb Showdown

By: Amani Moore

Noun Phrase

A Noun Phrase is a person, place, or thing in a group of words put together.

Verb Phase

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".

Articles in the English Language

There are 3 different articles in the English Language; "the", "a", and "an". You use "the" when you are talking about a specific thing. For example: Thank you for the cupcake you gave me yesterday. You use the "a/an" for the first time you say that noun. An example with "a": Do you have a pencil I can borrow? An example with "an": Will you give me an apple?

Why is I a pronoun?

I is a pronoun because it can take the place of a noun. Also, it would not make sense to say me want a cookie, it makes sense to say I want a cookie. A pronoun is any word that can take the place of a noun. For example: I want to go to Six Flags tomorrow.

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.