SMILE

LEARN

BREATH

LOVE

GRAMMAR

FIRST

FIND THE VERB

HINT: LOOK FOR ACTION

next

THEN ASK :

 TO BE VERB?

HINT: NO ACTION

DESCRIBED IN THE SENTENCE

yes

no

if not TO BE, then  LINKING VERB?

HINT: LINKING VERBS CONNECT

THE SUBJECT WITH A COMPLEMENT

FOR EXAMPLE:

HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND LOOKS GOOD

no

yes

if TO BE verb then find:

WHEN? WHERE?

adjective

noun phrase that mod sub

no

yes

CAN THE VERB STAND ALONE

INTRANSITIVE VERB?

FOR EXAMPLE:

THE DEFENSE RESTS.

I INSIST.

no

yes

then it must be a

TRANSITIVE VERB?