6th grade grammar

Can you check these sentences?

Identify whether each sentence includes an action verb, linking verb, or verb phrase.

1. Celina is coming to my house after dinner.
Linking = is
verb phrase = is coming

2. The weather was beautiful this past weekend.
Linking = was
verb phrase = was beautiful

3. Hector saw a movie at the theater last night.
Action = saw
No verb phrase

4. He has been sick all this week.
Linking = been
verb phrase = has been sick

5. We were not happy about our team's loss.
Linking = were
verb phrase = were happy

6. The little girl cried when her father left.
Action = cried
no verb phrase

asked by Alexis
  1. #1. "is coming" is the verb (present progressive tense)
    #4. "has been" is the verb (present perfect tense)

    posted by Steve
  2. 1. IS is not a linking verb in this sentence. It's a helping verb in the verb phrase.

    2. BEAUTIFUL is an adjective and not part of a verb phrase. IS is a linking verb here.

    3. Right.

    4 and 5. These are both wrong. Can you correct them?

    6. Right.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  3. hmm..
    1. Celina is coming to my house after dinner.
    action verb = coming
    verb phrase = is coming

    2. The weather was beautiful this past weekend.
    - this is linking verb only (was)?

    4. He has been sick all this week.
    verb phrase = has been

    5. We were not happy about our team's loss.
    linking = were

    posted by Alexis
  4. All are correct now. :-)

    posted by Ms. Sue
  5. whew..thanks! I need to review more.

    posted by Alexis
  6. You're welcome.

    posted by Ms. Sue

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