Identifying verbs and their role in sentence structure is an important skill. Distinguishing between action and linking verbs, identifying helping and main verbs, and connecting verbs to their subjects are all important elements of this chapter. Making the connection between subject, verb, and object enables the student to diagram effectively, as well as to correct agreement errors. The proper use and formation of contractions is also detailed. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Differentiate between action and linking verbs. 
  • Correctly form present- and past-tense linking verbs, ensuring subject-verb agreement.
  • Identify helping verbs.
  • Identify direct objects.
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