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Verbs

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Part of the "Great Grammar" series. Invites students to imagine that they are sports writers for their school's Web site as they investigate the "action" at different sporting events. Uses the sporting events to provide real-life examples for using correct verbs in context. Explains the difference between action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs as well as verb tenses and irregular verbs.

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Runtime: 18 minutes 24 seconds

Sports action shot of women playing basketball on a court. Text on image reads, "Fast players are good at intercepting the ball." Caption. Therefore "are" can be called the linking verb.
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Episode 1
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Grade Level: 5 - 9
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