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19 terms

Glencoe - Writer's Choice 8th - UNIT 10 (TERMS)

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action verb
a word that names an action
direct object
receives the action of a verb
transitive verb
has a direct object
intransitive verb
does not have a direct object
indirect object
answers the question to whom? or for whom? an action is done
linking verb
connects the subject of a sentence with a noun or adjective in the predicate
predicate noun
a noun that follows a linking verb and defines the subject by telling what it is
predicate adjective
an adjective that follows a linking verb and describes the subject by telling what it is like
present tense
the ________ of a verb names an action that occurs regularly and it can also express a general truth
past tense
the __________ of a verb names an action that already happened
helping verb
helps the main verb tell about an action or make a statement
verb phrase
consists of one or more helping verbs followed by a main verb
present progressive
the ________ form of a verb names an action or condition that is continuing in the present
past progressive
the ______ form of a verb names an action or condition that continued for some time in the past
present perfect
the tense of a verb that names an action that happened at an indefinite time in the past
past perfect
the tense of a verb that names an action that took place before another action or event in the past
future perfect
the tense of a verb that names an action that will be completed before another future event begins
active voice
when the subject performs the action of the verb
passive voice
when the subject receives the action of the verb