Students review verbs and their classifications, distinguishing between an action verb and a linking verb. Students learn to distinguish between a transitive and an intransitive verb, and learn to identify direct objects and indirect objects. Sentence patterns are introduced.  Students will also distinguish between predicate nouns and predicate adjectives in sentences with linking verbs. New terminology is introduced for helping verbs, and verb tense is reviewed.  

What you can expect to learn

Chapter 2 Objectives:

• Classify verbs as action, state of being, linking, or helping.
• Use strong action verbs in writing.
• Associate transitive verbs with their direct objects.
• Associate linking verbs with predicate adjectives or predicate nominatives.
• Compose sentences using a variety of sentence patterns.

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