Verbs (Basics) 01
When you say "The squirrel ate the nut" it is the word "ate" that is the verb in the sentence.

Verbs (Basics) 01

Verbs are 'doing' or 'action' words, for example: walk, run, cycle. You will find verbs everywhere in English writing and speech - they positively jump out at you (that's because they're action words!).

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  1. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    The family entered the museum and looked at the plan.
    Verbs are action words: 'entered'/'looked'
  2. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    The science museum displayed many exciting exhibits.
    'Displayed' is the verb here
  3. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    The family visited the space section first.
    'Visited' is the action word here
  4. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    Old cars and trains filled the next floor of the museum.
    Use a variety of verbs to make your writing interesting
  5. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    "Eat your lunch now", said the mother.
    Other verbs for 'said': 'told', 'uttered', 'declared'
  6. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    They climbed to the third floor.
    Other verbs for 'climbed': 'ascended', 'clambered'
  7. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    The sunlight streamed through the large windows.
    Other verbs for 'streamed': 'poured', 'flooded'
  8. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    The lifts carried people to the top floor.
    Other verbs for 'carried': 'transported', 'took'
  9. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    The museum closed at five o'clock.
    Other verbs for 'closed': 'shut', 'finished'
  10. Find the verb(s) in the following sentence.
    Thunder crashed as they ran home through the rain.
    'Crashed'/'ran' are both action words = verbs

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