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    Neal Guest

    Default Verbs

    I'm having problems with my 5th graders english.
    1. The early summer days on a farm are the happiest and fairest days of the year.

    ...the question is, "what kind of verb is in the sentence?"

    What I do know, that happiest and fairest are superlatives...is there a such thing as superlative verbs?

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    Default Re: Verbs

    Welcome, Neal.

    In English, the verb tends to come directly after the subject. To find the subject ask the question, "What are the happiest and fairest days of the year?".

    Subject: The early summer days on a farm
    Verb: are
    Subject Predicate: the happiest and fairest days of the year.

    Note, the verb To Be has many forms;e.g., is, am, are, was, were, been. It links or joins the subject with its predicate, and it can be replaced with an equals sign, like this,

    The early summer days on the farm = the happiest and fairest of the year.

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