Verb Flashcards

Verb Flashcards
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indicative mood
This type of mood can be used to express/show questions and statements.
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mood

Shows the attitude of the speaker. There are three types of mood - indicative, imperative, and subjunctive

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passive voice
This type of voice shows the verb's subject is being acted upon.
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active voice
This type of voice shows the verb's subject performing the action.
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voice
This shows the verb's subject either performing an action or having the action acted upon.
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future perfect tense
This verb tense shows an action that will happen before another action taking place in the future.
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future tense
This verb tense shows action that will happen.
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past perfect tense
This verb tense shows an action that was finished before another action that happened in the past.
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past tense
This verb tense shows action that has happened before the present moment.
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present perfect tense
This verb tense shows action that has happened in the past but is linked to the present.
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present tense
This verb tense shows action happening in the present moment or that is habitual.
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verb tense
This tells when the action of a verb takes place.
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third person point of view
This type of point of view uses the words 'he/she/it' or 'they/them', and shows the reader the subject is being spoken about.
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second person point of view
This type of point of view uses the words 'you', and shows the reader that the subject is being spoken to.
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first person point of view
This type of point of view uses the words 'I' and 'we', and shows the reader the subject is speaking.
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point of view or POV
This can be divided into three categories: first person, second person, and third person.
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conjugation of a verb
Verb change that tells:
  • point of view of the verb (person)
  • whether the verb is singular/plural (number)
  • when the verb takes place (verb tense)
  • if verb is passive or active (voice)
  • attitude of the speaker (mood)
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compound verb
A verb joined with a helping verb.
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helping verb
This type of word joins with another verb.
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verb
a word used to show an action, an event, or a state of being
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards covers what a verb is and the function of a verb. Learn to distinguish between a verb, helping verb, and compound verb. Also learn how to conjugate verbs and see how elements such as point of view, verb tense, voice, and mood can change how a verb is used and read within a sentence. Knowing the differences in verbs and how they work will make your writing more interesting and take it to another level. Testing yourself with example sentences will make you a pro!

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verb
a word used to show an action, an event, or a state of being
helping verb
This type of word joins with another verb.
compound verb
A verb joined with a helping verb.
conjugation of a verb
Verb change that tells:
  • point of view of the verb (person)
  • whether the verb is singular/plural (number)
  • when the verb takes place (verb tense)
  • if verb is passive or active (voice)
  • attitude of the speaker (mood)
point of view or POV
This can be divided into three categories: first person, second person, and third person.
first person point of view
This type of point of view uses the words 'I' and 'we', and shows the reader the subject is speaking.
second person point of view
This type of point of view uses the words 'you', and shows the reader that the subject is being spoken to.
third person point of view
This type of point of view uses the words 'he/she/it' or 'they/them', and shows the reader the subject is being spoken about.
verb tense
This tells when the action of a verb takes place.
present tense
This verb tense shows action happening in the present moment or that is habitual.
present perfect tense
This verb tense shows action that has happened in the past but is linked to the present.
past tense
This verb tense shows action that has happened before the present moment.
past perfect tense
This verb tense shows an action that was finished before another action that happened in the past.
future tense
This verb tense shows action that will happen.
future perfect tense
This verb tense shows an action that will happen before another action taking place in the future.
voice
This shows the verb's subject either performing an action or having the action acted upon.
active voice
This type of voice shows the verb's subject performing the action.
passive voice
This type of voice shows the verb's subject is being acted upon.
mood

Shows the attitude of the speaker. There are three types of mood - indicative, imperative, and subjunctive

indicative mood
This type of mood can be used to express/show questions and statements.
imperative mood
This type of mood can be used to give directions and commands.
subjunctive mood


This type of mood is often accompanied by the helping verbs 'would', 'could', or 'should' and

can be used to express a requirement, a wish, a condition, or a request.


Identify point of view:

We ate all of the pizza in the fridge.


Answer POV:

first person


Identify point of view:

I will be going to the park Saturday.


Answer POV:

first person


Identify point of view:

You need to clean up that mess!


Answer POV:

second person


Identify point of view:

When will you be seeing the doctor?


Answer POV:

second person


Identify point of view:

They will be going on a hunting trip next week.


Answer POV:

third person


Identify point of view:

She got an A on her history test.


Answer POV:

third person


Identify point of view:

He enjoys singing in his car.


Answer POV:

third person


Identify verb tense:

By Christmas time, she will have finished reading the Harry Potter series.


Answer verb tense:

future perfect


Identify verb tense:

He will have learned how to swim by the time we take our trip to the lake.


Answer verb tense:

future perfect


Identify verb tense:

I brush my teeth before eating breakfast.


Answer verb tense:

present tense


Identify verb tense:

Jimmy plays with his toys in the sandbox.


Answer verb tense:

present tense


Identify verb tense:

Sue will play the piano at the concert.


Answer verb tense:

future tense


Identify verb tense:

I will be extremely thirsty after running the race.


Answer verb tense:

future tense


Identify verb tense:

I have been eating all the popcorn in the bowl.


Answer verb tense:

present perfect tense


Identify verb tense:

Bob has lived in his apartment for 3 years.


Answer verb tense:

present perfect tense


Identify verb tense:

Jimmy walked all the way to work this morning.


Answer verb tense:

past tense


Identify verb tense:

I swept the kitchen floor last night upon your request.


Answer verb tense:

past tense


Identify verb tense:

When I got home yesterday, my mom had already cooked dinner.


Answer verb tense:

past perfect tense


Identify verb tense:

Justin had learned Spanish before his trip to Mexico for Spring Break.


Answer verb tense:

past perfect tense


Classify voice:

Colorful birds live in the rain forests.


Answer voice:

active


Classify voice:

The boy yelled to let everyone know he caught the ball.


Answer voice:

active


Classify voice:

The cake was eaten in one sitting.


Answer voice:

passive


Classify voice:

The obstacle course was completed in record time.


Answer voice:

passive


Classify mood:

He should watch his step so he doesn't fall.


Answer mood:

subjunctive mood


Classify mood:

Even though John lives in a nice neighborhood, he should consider getting an alarm for his home.


Answer mood:

subjunctive mood


Classify mood:

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.


Answer mood:

indicative mood


Classify mood:

She wears her watch every day on her left wrist.


Answer mood:

indicative mood


Classify mood:

You need to finish all of your vegetables during supper.


Answer mood:

imperative mood


Classify mood:

Keep reading until we move on to another assignment.


Answer mood:

imperative mood

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