VERBS

 

Objectives:

 

        To become familiar with the rules that govern the use of verbs in well-written sentences

        To develop basic skills in the use of verbs in well-written sentences

        To practice using verbs in various writing situations

 

Outcomes:

 

        To correctly recognize properly applied verbs from a pre-written sentence

 

Warm-Up:

 

Click here http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm.  Review the material to become familiar with verbs and their use in standard written English.  Upon completion of this review, take the quiz on verbs by clicking here http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/verbmaster.htm.  Identify the verbs from the provided passage.

 

New Instruction:

 

To receive additional instruction and practice on verbs, click here http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv001-ck.html.

 

Feedback and Review:

Verbs carry the idea of being or action in the sentence.

         I am a student.

         The students passed all their courses.

As we will see on this page, verbs are classified in many ways.  First, some verbs require an object  to complete their meaning:  "She gave _____ ?"  Gave what?  She gave money to the church.  These verbs are called transitive.  Verbs that are intransitive do not require objects:  "The building collapsed."  In English, you cannot tell the difference between a transitive and intransitive verb by its form; you have to see how the verb is functioning within the sentence.  In fact, a verb can be both transitive and intransitive:  "The monster collapsed the building by sitting on it."

 

For further practice, click here http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/verbmaster2.htm.

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

Click here http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv002-ck.html for a final review of verbs.  If you do not have 34 of the 38 problems correct, go back to http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm and review the rules governing the use of verbs.

 

  

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