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True or False: the verb be.. is a transitive verb.

False. The verb be... is not a transitive verb because it cannot take on an object. It is an intransitive, irregular, helping verb.


What is the difference between a linking verb and a helping verb?

Linking verbs connect the subject to predicate nouns or adjectives, whereas helping verbs add meaning to the other verbs in the sentence.


What is a compound verb?

A compound verb is a combination of an auxiliary verb and another verb. Compound verbs are used to create verb tenses that cannot be made from single verbs.
Example: the ice cream will melt soon.
(Will melt is the compound verb._)


Is the verb be... a regular verb?

No. The past tense of be.... cannot be formed by adding -d, or -ed, so it is an irregular verb.


What part of speech is the infinitive in the following sentence?

Amy's only goal for tomorrow is to ace the test.

to a noun


Is ....could...a linking verb?

No. a modal auxiliary verb because it expresses potential. (Modal auxiliary verbs can also express necessity, obligation, or possibility.)


What is the difference between an irregular verb and a transitive verb?

An irregular verb is a verb whose past tense cannot be made by simply adding -d or -ed to its end. A transitive verb is a verb that depends on an object to complete its meaning.


Drink, sleep, and wear are examples of what type of verb?

These are irregular verbs because their past tenses are drunk, slept and wore.


Is an irregular verb?

Yes, The past tense of run is ran, not runned, which means it's an irregular verb.


Is an irregular verb?

No. The past tense of is ...traded, which means it's a regular verb.


True or False: The indicative mood expresses a command.

False. The imperative mood expresses a command. The indicative mood expresses a declaration of facts, ideas, opinions, and questions.


T/F Singular and plural are the types of verb voice.

False. Active and passive are the types of verb voices.


T/F The mood of a verb indicates at what time the action has been performed?

False. The tense of a verb indicates time. The mood of a verb indicates the attitude of the speaker.


T/F. Had been in the past progressive tense.

False. Had been swimming... is in the past perfect progressive. The past progressive tense would be ...were swimming.


What is the difference between the present perfect and the present progressive?

The present perfect indicates an action that has been completed at some point (have jogged) whereas the present progressive indicates an action that is still continuing (are jogging).


Conjugate the verb (to eat) in the simple future, future perfect, future progressive, and future perfect progressive. Conjugate for I.

I will eat.
I will have eaten.
I will be eating.
I will have been eating.


Conjugate the verb (to throw) in the simple future, future progressive, and future perfect progressive. Conjugate for She.

She throws.
She will have thrown.
She will be throwing.
She will have been throwing.


What is an infinitive?

An infinitive is the root of a verb plus (to).
Examples: to leap, to burnish, to ponder.


Conjugate the verb (to grow) in the simple present, present perfect, present progressive, and present perfect progressive. Conjugate for (they).

They grow.
They have grown.
They are growing.
They have been growing.


Conjugate the verb (to believe) in the simple past, the past perfect, the past progressive, and the past perfect progressive.

Had believed
were believing
had been believing


When do actions in the past tense take place?

The past.


What is a verb tense?

A verb tense indicates the time in which the action is performed. There are three verb tenses: past present, and future. Each tense has four forms; simple, perfect, progressive, and perfect progressive.


T/F The active voice happens only in the present tense.

False. A verb's voice is unrelated to its tense. Voice can be active or passive in any tense.


T/F The passive voice occurs when the subject of the sentence performs the action.

False. The passive voice occurs when the subject receives the action.


What is the verb's voice?

Voice indicates the relationship between the subject and the action of a verb. There are two types of voices: active and passive.


What is the difference between the imperative mood and the subjunctive mood?

The imperative mood is used for commands, whereas the subjunctive mood is used to express an unreal condition.


What is the difference between the indicative mood and the imperative?

The indicative mood is used for declarative sentences, whereas the imperative mood is used for commands.


Why is the imperative mood rarely used in formal writing?

The imperative is used to issue commands, it also implies the presence of a specific listener. Both commanding and addressing a specific listener are usually avoided in formal writing.


What is a modal auxiliary verb?

A modal auxiliary verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity, obligation, potential, or possibility.
Example: Nadia would buy a purebred dog if she had the money. ( the modal auxiliary verb)


What is the indicative mood?

The indicative mood is used in declarative sentences to express facts, ideas, opinions, and questions directly. The sentence (He snores thunderously) is in the indicative mood.