Daily Grammar

Lesson 5

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Some of the helping verbs can be used alone as the main verb. Is, am, are, was, and were can be used alone as linking or state of being verbs. Has, have, had, do, does, and did always show action when used alone. Be, being, and been can be used with other verbs either to show action or state of being. The other helping verbs cannot be used alone but only as helping verbs.

Instructions: Find the verb or verb phrases in these sentences.

1. She has too many friends.

She has too many friends.   -- action verb

2. You do beautiful work.

You do beautiful work.   -- action verb

3. I was in Canada last week.

I was in Canada last week.   -- state of being verb

4. You are being very stubborn.

You are being very stubborn.   -- state of being verbs
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