Types of Verbs: Terms to Know

Types of Verbs: Terms to Know

Do Now Hand in last nights homework (The Giving Tree outline) *PLEASE make sure your name is on this Open up to your Grammar section and review past notes (sentence structure & types of nouns)

Types of Verbs: Terms to Know Action verb Direct object Indirect object Linking verb Predicate noun Predicate adjective Helping verb Verb phrase Direct Object

Answers whom? or what? after an action verb. EX: I wrote a letter. Action verb = wrote, wrote what? a letter Indirect Object Answer to whom? or for whom? an action

is done. An indirect object will only appear in a sentence that also has a direct object. EX: I wrote mother a letter. Action verb = wrote, wrote to whom? to mother A letter = direct object (wrote what? A letter) Linking Verb

Connects subject of a sentence with a noun or adjective in the predicate EX: The dog was friendly. Linking verb = was; connects the subject dog with the adjective friendly. Most common linking verbs: am, is, are, was, were (to be)

Predicate Noun (Linking Verbs continued) Follows a linking verb, tells what the subject is EX: She is a teacher. Linking verb = is, subject = she, what is she? a teacher Predicate Adjective (Linking Verbs continued)

Follows a linking verb, describes the subject EX: The sky is cloudy. Linking verb = is, sky = subject, what is the sky like? cloudy Helping Verb Helps the main verb tell about an action or make

a statement Common helping verbs: be, have, and do I was rushing to work. She has thought about it before. You dont know him. Verb phrase: one or more helping verbs followed by a main verb EX: They are running together in the race. Argumentative Introduction Paragraph

Start with a general statement that relates to your paper Connect the broad statement to your specific topic Introduce your source: Title, Author, very brief summary (1 sentence, maybe 2...just enough so that the paper makes sense to the reader) Introduce the issue/question and state your claim/thesis *4-6 sentences in total Example: The Tell-Tale Heart Thesis: The sound of the heartbeat

symbolizes the narrators conscience. General Statement About Topic Everybody has a conscience. Its the little voice that encourages us to do what is right and haunts us after we have done something wrong. Connect Broad Topic to Specific Essay

Sometimes our consciences lead us to confess things that we thought wed hidden safely in our pasts. Introduce the Text This is what ultimately happens to the narrator in Edgar Allan Poes The Tell-Tale Heart. In this short story, the narrator kills his elderly

roommate and almost gets away with it, but the relentless sound of his dead roommates heart beat drives him to a point of insanity and forces him to confess in the end. Introduce Issue/State Claim The sound of the old mans heartbeat at the end of Poes The Tell-Tale Heart symbolizes the narrators conscience

because it is a sound that the narrator hears in his own mind that leads him to an honest confession, his first moral act after an entire story of madness, cruelty, and dishonesty. Full Introduction Everybody has a conscience. Its the little voice that encourages us to do what is right and haunts us after we have done something wrong. Sometimes our consciences lead us to confess things that we thought wed hidden safely in our pasts.

This is what ultimately happens to the narrator in Edgar Allan Poes The Tell-Tale Heart. In this short story, the narrator kills his elderly roommate and almost gets away with it, but the relentless sound of his dead roommates heart beat drives him to a point of insanity and forces him to confess in the end. The sound of the old mans heartbeat at the end of Poes The TellTale Heart symbolizes the narrators conscience because it is a sound that the narrator hears in his own mind that leads him to an honest confession, his first moral act after an entire story of madness, cruelty, and dishonesty.

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