FORMS OF VERBS
Note: You can tell that a word is a verb by its form.
- base or simple form
- -s form
- -ed form or past form
- -ing form
- -en form
Check the Table below:
Check these verbs:
Take and write = have five different forms
Show, run and plant = have four different forms
Set = have three different forms
Some verbs have the same form
However, the verb “BE” is different. Check the chart below
Regular Verbs – its past form ends with –ed.
Irregular Verbs – its past forms do not end in -ed.
WHEN TO USE A COMMA (,)?
Comma (,) Rules:
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
- As the day came to an end, the farmers set off to rest.
- Last Sunday, we had an exciting family outing.
- When John was in the first grade, he made a birthday card for his mom.
2. Place a comma after each item in a series of at least three items. Between words in a series. “notice that a comma does not follow the last word in a series.
- My grandmother prepared three kinds of salad: pasta, fruit, and vegetable.
- Clara, Jane, and Lacee are my best friends.
- I love swimming, dancing, and singing.
- The tents came in all different sizes, colors, and shapes.
3. Use a comma to separate town, city, and province in an address.
Montgomery, New York City
New York, U.S.A
4. Use a comma after a direct address in a sentence. To indicate direct address.
- Is that you, Steve?
- Nicholas, finish your work.
- This is my sister, Anna.
5. Use a comma to set off the words Yes and No.
- Yes, thank you.
- No, I don’t think so.
6. Place a comma between the day and the year in a date.
- I was born on October 23, 1981.
- January 25, 1963
7. Place comma after the salutation and the complimentary closing of a letter.
Verb – an action word
Examples: sleep, sing, dance
- I did not sleep last night.
- She sings nicely.
- Joseph dances gracefully.
Verb – as linking/BE verbs
- He is really beautiful.
- His pen and pencil are on the desk
Not: Be mindful of the number of subject in using any kind of verbs. The number of subject will help you choose whether to use a singular or a plural form of the verb.
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Verbs – that don’t show action. Considered as Helping Verbs.
- My mother has a new recipe book on Chinese dishes.
- Really? I love Mandarin dishes, especially those with different spices.
- I think Mother will be glad to prepare one for our lunch.
- Yes, Mother appears excited to cook one for us.
- Helping verb
- Action verb
- He is reading quietly in one corner of the classroom.
- I am studying the multiplication table.
- Some students are waiting for his answer.
Coding: Orange color – Linking Verbs, Pink color – Action Verbs.
Two – Word Verbs
- They are formed by combining a verb with another word called a participle, usually a preposition or an adverb.
- Some two-word verbs can be separated by placing a noun in between; others are inseparable.
came in, put down, sit down, look up, wrote down, etc.
More examples below: