Definitions
Action Verbs
Linking Verbs
Helping Verbs
Sentences

100

Action Verb
What is a word that expresses a physical or mental activity

100

Identify the action verb in the following sentence: Sally walked to the mall.
What is walked.

100

Identify the linking verb in the following sentence: She is a very smart girl.
What is is.

100

Identify the helping verb(s) in the following sentence: Arthur is walking to the mall at five o'clock.
What is is.

100

Identify the verb(s) in the following sentence AND state which type they are: Sondra sprinted during the race.
What is sprinted (AV).

200

Linking Verb
What is a word that connects the subject to something about the subject

200

Identify the action verb in the following sentence: Sheila drove her car into the bridge.
What is drove.

200

Identify the linking verb in the following sentence: The teacher became frustrated with her students' grades on the test.
What is became.

200

Identify the helping verb(s) in the following sentence: Luke was watching the football game on TV.
What is was.

200

Identify the verb(s) in the following sentence AND state which type they are: Harry tasted the spicy salsa.
What is tasted (AV).

300

Helping Verb
What is a verb that helps the main verb in a verb phrase

300

Identify the action verb in the following sentence: Alex and Marsha questioned Mr. Schlote about his fabulously decorated star shirt.
What is questioned.

300

Identify the linking verb in the following sentence: After the basketball game, we were sweaty.
What is were.

300

Identify the helping verb(s) in the following sentence: The dancers should have practiced their routine before the performance.
What is should and have.

300

Identify the verb(s) in the following sentence AND state which type they are: Betty seemed sick all morning.
What is seemed (LV).

400

Subject
What is what the entire sentence is about.

400

Identify the action verb in the following sentence: Luke and Samantha were dancing the night away at the prom.
What is dancing.

400

Identify the linking verb in the following sentence and ALSO state what is being "linked": Marsha was extremely upset about her failing grade on the test.
What is was and Marsha is being linked to upset.

400

Identify the helping verb(s) in the following sentence: In the morning, Gabby could have been looking over her notes for the test.
What is could, have and been.

400

Identify the verb(s) in the following sentence AND state which type they are: Is Samantha planning on a new shirt for the dance tonight?
What is is (HV) and planning (AV).

500

Define: action, linking and helping verb
What is: action- a word that expresses a physical or mental activity; linking- a word that connects the subject to something else about the subject; helping- a verb that helps the main verb in the verb phrase

500

Identify the action verb AND the subject in the following sentence: Mrs. Munday should have listened to the instructions from the policeman.
What is action = listened and subject = Mrs. Munday.

500

Identify the linking verb(s) in the following sentence and ALSO state what is being "linked": Yesterday, the cookies tasted delicious, but now they are moldy.
What is tasted and are. Cookies is being linked to delicious AND they is being linked to moldy.

500

Identify the helping verb(s) in the following sentence: Will you be attending the church service on Sunday?
What is will and be.

500

Identify the verb(s) in the following sentence AND state which type they are: Lucas would have been sleeping if he was tired.
What is would (HV), have (HV), been (HV), sleeping (AV) and was (LV).