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How to identify the verb of a sentence - quickest method

 
 
shindy
 
Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2016 11:25 am
What question needs to be asked to identify the verb of a sentence?
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2016 12:21 pm
@shindy,
What is the action of the sentence.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2016 02:06 pm
Also, in compound and complex sentences the question, "what is the main action that is being carried out?"
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shindy
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 04:40 pm
@PUNKEY,
John is tall.

What is the action here?
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 05:08 pm
@shindy,
The "action" is the state of being.

Didn't you study these kinds of verbs?
shindy
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2016 05:08 pm
@PUNKEY,
A state of being is not an action - when I say John is bald, no action is being performed
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