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Action Verbs are words that express physical or mental actions. It is merely expressing an action or something that a person, animal, force of nature, or thing can do.
Here are simple action verbs and sentence examples:
- taste – This apple tastes good.
- smell – The perfume smells nice.
- hear – I can hear the children crying.
- see – I want to see the beautiful sunset!
- run – The dog runs quickly.
- walk – Let us walk towards the beach.
When using action verbs, the sentence structure will be Subject > Action Verb > The rest of the sentence.
Mike is shooting the ball now.
The action verb is shooting and it describes what Mike is doing. ?
The dog barks.
The action verb is barks and it describes what the dog is doing.
Candy went to the prom.
The action verb is went and it describes what Candy has done.
To find an action verb, we need to find the word in the sentence that is something someone or something can do. Remember that the action can be physical or mental. If you are unsure whether a sentence contains an action verb or not, look at every word in the sentence and see if an action can be done.
Below are sentences that contain action verbs.:
- The hurricane stirred the ocean into a frenzy.
- Jen thought about the math problem.
- Ian reads the bible every night.
- Kindly call your mom.
- Denise wants a doll for her birthday.
Other examples of action verbs:
Action Verbs Worksheets
This bundle contains 5 ready-to-use Action Verbs worksheets?that are perfect to test student knowledge and understanding of?Action Verbs which are words that express physical or mental actions. It is merely expressing an action or something that a person, animal, force of nature, or thing can do.
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