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

Verbs (Basics)

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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!).

See how well you know basic verbs by playing this quiz on the subject.

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

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