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Types of Verbs

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Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Types of Verbs         

Play the quick video lesson HERE and click the upper left back arrow to return to this lesson.

Common Core Language Standard 1

People and their actions make up most all of what we read and talk about. So that means that nouns and verbs are the most important parts of speech. Most professional writers agree that good verbs are the keys to good writing.

Today’s grammar and usage lesson is on the three different types of verbs.

Now let’s read the grammar and usage lesson and study the examples.

English has three types of verbs:

A verb can mentally act. Examples: think, like, wonder

A verb can physically act. Examples: run, talk, eat

A verb can also link a noun or pronoun to something else as state of being. Examples: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been

Now circle or highlight what is right and revise what is wrong according to grammar and usage lesson.

Practice: Order the types of verbs as mental action, physical action, state of being:  I hate waiting. I am excited. We talk a lot.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

Grammar and Usage Practice Answers: Order the types of verbs as mental action, physical action, state of being: I hate waiting. We talk a lot. I am excited.

Now let’s apply what we have learned. 

Writing Application: Write your own sentences using each of the three types of verbs.


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