Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples


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Identify the auxiliary/helping verb(s) in the following sentence.

I would have gone to class, but I was sick.

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Identify the auxiliary/helping verb(s) in the following sentence.

After my trip, I will have been to five different countries.


What type of verb is looked in the following sentence?

The new bride looked very happy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your ability to recognize and correctly use different types of verbs with this quiz and worksheet combo. Practice problems assess your knowledge of identifying these verbs within a sentence.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of helping verbs
  • Examples of various verb types in sample sentences

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about three types of verbs and their functions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about verbs in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of each of these verb types

Additional Learning

To learn more about these verbs, review the accompanying lesson called Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define verb
  • List examples of verbs representing each of the three types discussed
  • Provide sample sentences using action, linking or auxiliary verbs