Lesson 10

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Sometimes verb phrases are separated by words called adverbs (we will learn more about adverbs in later lessons). Adverbs are often used with verbs; however, they are not considered part of the verb phrase.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in the following sentences. Are the verbs action verbs or state of being verbs?

1. You have not helped your father today.

You have not helped your father today.  -- action verbs

2. I will soon be home.

I will soon be home.  -- state of being verbs

3. The child had suddenly choked on the food.

The child had suddenly choked on the food.  -- action verbs

The words separating the verb phrases are adverbs.

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