Got a Verb Phrase?

An interactive lesson plan
By Karen Peterson
English Teacher Charlevoix High School

.What is a Verb Phrase? A verb phrase consists of two things: 1. The main verb 2. A helping verb Helping verb Main verb Example: The brown cow is jumping over the rusty fence.

What is a Verb Phrase? A verb phrase can be thought of like a boy and raft. Main verb Helping verb The boy (main verb) could float in the water by himself…but the raft (helping verb) makes it better for him. .

It’s important to know the common helping verbs:  Do  Did  Does  Am  are  Is  Was  Were  Have  Has  Had  Can  May  Will be  Will have  Can be  Can have  Must have  Must have been  Can have  Could be  Could have  Will have been  Might have  Might have been .

C.Let’s test your verb phrase knowledge… Select the verb phrase in the following sentence: Matthew had been sleeping in his bed. D. B. had been sleeping been sleeping in had been sleeping . A.

.Oops…Let’s Review Verb Phrases! A verb phrase consists of two things: 1. I’m ready to try again! Show me the common helping verbs I need more review. The main verb 2. A helping verb Helping verb Main verb Example: Molly is talking to Billy.

.Common Helping Verbs  Do  Did  Does  Am  are  Is  Was  Were  Have  Has  Had  Can  May  Will be  Will have  Can be  Can have  Must have  Must have been  Can have  Could be  Could have  Will have been  Might have  Might have been I’m ready to try again.

did = helping verb go=main verb 2. “I want to eat a peach.Juli is driving to the high school. Monica did go to the store. did = helping verb teaching=main verb Let’s do it! I’m ready. .” said Marcy. Mr. is = helping verb driving=main verb 3. to = helping verb eat=main verb 3. Gowell did teach students to use the internet.More Review… Look at these sentences: 1.

A. is B. giving C. is giving D.Let’s try another! Select the verb phrase in the following sentence: Sarah is giving a present to Mark.FANTASTIC…. giving present .

I’m ready to try again! Note: Sometimes a helping verb is more than one word too! I need more review. A helping verb Helping verbs Main verb Please show me common verb phrases. Example: Molly had to go to Billy.Sorry…Here’s another example! A verb phrase consists of two things: 1. The main verb 2. .

.Common Helping Verbs  Do  Did  Does  Am  are  Is  Was  Were  Have  Has  Had  Can  May  Will be  Will have  Can be  Can have  Must have  Must have been  Can have  Could be  Could have  Will have been  Might have  Might have been I’m ready to try again.

to = helping verb eat=main verb 3. did = helping verb go=main verb 2.” said Marcy. Gowell did teach students to use the internet. is = helping verb driving=main verb 3. did = helping verb teaching=main verb Let’s do it! I’m ready. Mr. Monica did go to the store.Juli is driving to the high school. . “I want to eat a peach.More Review… Look at these sentences: 1.

did go B. A. go to .Here’s another! Select the verb phrase in the following sentence: The girls’ basketball team did go to state. did go to C. go D.Wow! You’re Good….

did = helping verb go=main verb 2.More Review… Look at these sentences: 1. Monica did go to the store. . to = helping verb eat=main verb 3. did = helping verb teaching=main verb Let’s do it! I’m ready.” said Marcy. is = helping verb driving=main verb 3. Gowell did teach students to use the internet. Mr.Juli is driving to the high school. “I want to eat a peach.

quia.You’re a Verb Phrase Master! For more verb practice – Check this out: http://www.com/pop/8096.html .

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