Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 6-10

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Instructions: List the verb phrases in the following sentences.

1. My wife is reading in the hammock under the tree.

My wife is reading in the hammock under the tree.

2. The message can't be altered.

The message can't be altered.

3. Somewhere a party is being planned.

Somewhere a party is being planned.

4. Shouldn't I be a clown for Halloween?

Shouldn't I be a clown for Halloween?

5. I've run out of time.

I've (have) run out of time.

6. Write down as many of the twenty-three helping verbs as you can.

Group 1: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been
Group 2: has, have, had
Group 3: do, does, did
Group 4: shall, will, should, would
Group 5: may, might, must, can, could

Extra Credit:

1. What are the 5 helping verbs that can be used alone as state of being verbs?

is, am, are, was, and were

2. What are the 6 helping verbs that always show action when used alone?

has, have, had, do, does, and did

3. What are the 3 helping verbs that can show action or state of being when used alone?

be, being, and been

4. Name the remaining helping verbs that cannot be used alone. Hint: Group 4 & 5.

shall, will, should, would, may, might, must, can, and could

Need help? The answers to the extra credit questions can be found in Lesson 5.

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