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Chapter 3. Parts of Speech: Coming to Te... > Verbs: All the Right Moves - Pg. 28

Parts of Speech: Coming to Terms Many linking verbs can also be used as action verbs. For example: · Linking :The kids looked sad. · Action :I looked for the dog in the pouring rain. 28 Mother's Little Helper: Helping Verbs Helping verbs are added to another verb to make the meaning clearer. Helping verbs include any form of to be. Here are some examples: do, does, did, have, has, had, shall, should, will, would, can, could, may, might, must. Verb phrases are made of one main verb and one or more helping verbs. · They will run before dawn. · They do have a serious problem. Verb-O-Rama Identify each of the verbs in the following sentences. Remember to look for action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel. They were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why?" they asked as they moved off. "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."