A verb is a type of word that refers to either an action or a state. Both "jump" and "be" are verbs, although they fall into different subcategories. Verbs are classified as either action verbs or linking verbs, main ver... More »

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Dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster and Collins give definitions of linking verbs with examples of usage. In addition, CliffsNotes.com provides explanations of how to use linking verbs and examples. More »

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Example problems from action and linking verb worksheets are the sentences “The children appeared tired" and “The witness appeared in court” asking to identify the verbs and classify them as linking or action verbs. "App... More »

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In sentences using active verbs, a noun performs the action of a verb, while in passive voice sentences, the verb is acted upon by the noun. For example, a sentence containing an active verb is "the professor teaches the... More »

A descriptive adjective is a type of word that is used to describe the action, state or quality of nouns. Descriptive adjectives can be sectioned off into three categories which are simple, compound and proper. More »

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The definition of the word "inclusion" as stated by the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary is "the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure." The secondary definition is "a person o... More »

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To identify a present tense verb, look at the verb in relation to other verbs in the phrase or sentence. In English, only the simple past and simple present tenses can be determined by looking at only the main verb. For ... More »

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