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Post by Kausar Begum Ayesha on February 19, 2015

Hello,

Could you please help us in distinguish between the abstarct nouns and verbs please, I know it's kind a stupid, but I am finding it hard to differentiate.

Thanks

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Post by Denyse on July 17, 2014

what will you be doing tonight?

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Post by Denyse on July 17, 2014

help me answer the following question.
what are u wearing today?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:03 AM

Post by abdulaziz bagabas on December 24, 2013

HELLO, YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER PROFFESSOR HENDERSHOT, I WANTED TO ASK ABOUT  THE MEANING OF LINKING AND HELPING VERBS KEEPING IN MIND I DID NOT UNDERSTAND THEM IN THE LECTURE ABOVE, THANK YOU.

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:08 PM

Post by Soheil Pana on November 9, 2013

Why isn't ''to come'' In the ''find the verb practice'' a verb?

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Wed Oct 2, 2013 9:10 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on September 26, 2013

"The duckling surprises everyone by growing into a beautiful swan." I am still confused about the word "growing" in this sentence. "Growing" is the present participle form of the verb "to grow", but how is it functioning in the sentence? Isn't the verb in the sentence "surprises" and "by growing into a beautiful swan" a prepositional phrase?

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Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:40 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on September 21, 2013

In "Find the Verbs" practice, in the sentence “The duckling surprises everyone by growing into a beautiful swan.” you say that growing is a verb, but doesn’t it need the verb to be to make it so. Isn’t growing acting as a gerund in this sentence?

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Last reply by: Larry wang
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:45 PM

Post by Larry wang on August 22, 2013

Hello Professor, on the slide-"Base Form of the Verb", you mentioned infinitives are used to mention abstract concepts. Could you please elaborate. I walk (concrete concept)/ I like to walk (abstract concept).  

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Last reply by: Ana Chu
Mon May 6, 2013 7:52 PM

Post by Brett Snodgrass on April 3, 2013

Whats a participle. You say its the "past participle form of the verb", I don't understand participle

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Wed Apr 3, 2013 3:11 PM

Post by Daniel Valenzuela on December 20, 2012

At the very end of the lecture, on the practice, "To come" was not underlined... I don't understand why! Please explain it to me.
"And we will be reading it for many years to come" Isn't that a verb?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Wed Apr 3, 2013 3:11 PM

Post by PABLO AGREDANO on December 10, 2012

my question is in regards to the "find the verb excercise (ugly duckling)". are the helping verbs be, have, and will always verbs? or are there instances when they do not act like verbs?

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Post by Naser Ismaeil on December 2, 2012

The instructor is great, however, the slides under "download lectures slides." are not listed in order and missing the progressive tense slide. Printing the slide need to be practical, I need an easier way to print the slides for the entire session without having to print it slide by slide. Thank you

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Post by John DiGasbarro on August 31, 2012

You go through the materil to fast

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Last reply by: Aman Singh
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:08 PM

Post by joseph lucky on June 12, 2012

hello, in this series, the story about the ugly duckling, is the word ''story'' a verb or a noun? I knew that ''is'' is a verb but in this context, I rather thought of ''story'' to be the ''action verb'' and the IS to be acting as an adjective modifying the verb ''story''?.....please clarify me!
thanks

Verbs

  • A verb describes an action or state of being.
  • Action verbs describe actions. Linking verbs connect subjects to subject complements (nouns, adjectives) and can be replaced with an equal sign. Helping verbs are paired with other verbs to form special tenses.
  • Verbs change form according person, number, and tense.
  • The base form of a verb is the first-person singular form. The present participle is formed by adding the suffix –ing to the base form. The past participle form is formed by adding the suffix –ed or –d to the base form.
  • Simple past, present, and future tenses describe events in the past, present, and future respectively. Perfect tenses describe actions that are complete as of the time in question. Progressive tenses describe actions that are ongoing as of the time in question.

Verbs

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:06
  • What is a Verb? 0:41
    • Definition
  • Kinds of Verbs 1:28
    • Action Verbs
    • Linking Verbs
    • Helping Verbs
  • How Verbs Vary: Person 2:47
    • Person and Number
  • Follow the Verbs! Practice 4:03
  • Follow the Verbs! Practice 4:28
  • How Verbs Vary: Basic Verb Forms 4:49
    • Base Form
    • Present Participle Form
    • Past Participle Form
  • How Verbs Vary: Tense 6:43
    • Examples
    • Perfect Tense
    • Progressive Tense
  • Find the Verbs Practice 9:19
  • Find the Verbs Answers 10:01