A verb expresses time—present, past and future—by using tense forms.
An action verb tells what someone or something does. Action verbs can express either physical or mental action.
- She painted the picture. (physical action)
- She likes Miró. (mental action)
A transitive verb is an action verb that is followed by a DO.
- The chorus sang a new song.
An intransitive verb is an action verb that is not followed by DO.
- The chorus sang loudly.
- Lions pose a scientific enigma.
- Male lions possess big manes, sharp teeth, and stong muscles.
- Mother lions produce milk for their young.
- Only male lions flop their tails.
- They live in the African Savanah.
- They also feed there.
- They sleep in groups near riverbanks.
- Male lions usually strike their victims.
- Scientists sometimes call lions a “bits-and-pieces animal.”
- Researchers still seek answers to the king of the jungle’s mysteries.
- take down study notes (copy the theory above)
- paste these sentences in your portfolio.
- underline the verbs.
- state if they´re transitive (whether they express physical or mental action) or intransitive
DEADLINE: May 17