Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Parts of Speech - Verbs


লেসনের বেইসিক পড়ুন এবং বুঝে বুঝে প্রশ্নের সমাধান করুন:


Lesson 9

Sometimes verb phrases are separated by words called adverbs (we will learn more about adverbs in later lessons). Adverbs are often used with verbs; however, they are not considered part of the verb phrase.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in the following sentences. Are the verbs action verbs or state of being verbs?

1. You have not helped your father today.

2. I will soon be home.

3. The child had suddenly choked on the food. 


1. have helped - action verbs

2. will be - state of being verbs

3. had choked - action verbs

Lesson 10

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Not and its contracted form n't are never part of the verb.

Instructions: Pick out the verb phrases in these sentences.

1. The game will not be finished for another hour.

2. The horse shouldn't have been worked so much.

3. Wouldn't you give me another chance?


1. will be finished

2. should have been worked

3. would give

Not and n't are not part of the verb phrase. Verb phrases can have one, two or three helping verbs in them.

Lesson 11

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Verb phrases with two or more helping verbs always keep a definite order. Most helping verbs can combine with other helping verbs but will not combine with all of them. The examples below show good combinations.
has been said, will be said, could have been said, may have said, had been said

Instructions: Arrange the following helping verbs with the word in parentheses into a verb phrase. One of the helping verbs will not combine and must be left out.
Example: was, have, may (gone) = may have gone - was will not combine in this group.

1. am, will, being (fired)

2. been, could, does, have (learning)

3. might, do, have, been (sleeping)

4. must, were, be (discovered)

5. be, has, should (sold)


1. am being fired

2. could have been learning

3. might have been sleeping

4. must be discovered

5. should be sold

Lesson 12

Parts of Speech - Verbs

We can change the form of a verb. (These changes in form are used in conjugations. We will talk about conjugations in later lessons.) For example, a verb can have an s added to it as in eat, eats or run, runs. Other changes could be eating, ate, or eaten for the verb eat. Run could be changed to running, or ran. Irregular verbs which we will cover later have several confusing changes.

Instructions: Find the verb or verb phrases in these sentences. Take note of the different verb forms for come and sent.

1. I am coming in the morning.

2. I came as soon as possible.

3. She comes by every day.

4. Send me the package in the mail.

5. The new part was sent to me.

6. I am sending Jeff with the neighbors.


1. am coming

2. came

3. comes

4. send

5. was sent

6. am sending

Lesson 13

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Instructions: In this lesson pick out only the helping verbs used in the verb phrases.

1. He should have tried again.

2. The dog had suddenly come into the yard.

3. Has anyone taken out the trash?

4. Could they have been pointing at our car?

5. She's hoping for a call from her sister.


1. should have

2. had

3. has

4. could have been

5. 's (is)

Lesson 14

Parts of Speech - Verbs

Let's look at some sentences to review what we have learned. Remember that verbs either show action or state of being. Using helping verbs, we make verb phrases. Verb phrases may be separated by other words. Verb phrases follow a definite order and change form.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases and tell what kind of verbs they are.

1. I can understand your concern.

2. Is Mrs. Johanson going with you?

3. The rooms cannot be held any longer.

4. I haven't seen him for an hour.


1. can understand - action

2. is going - action

3. can be held - action

4. have seen - action

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