Action Verbs
A Verb Activity
jump
What is an action verb?
A verb is one of the most
important parts of the sentence.
It tells the subjects actions,
events,...
The words are action verbs:
coughed
swallowed
awake
ran
ride sang
Can you find the action verb in each
sentence?
1. The girls danced in the recital.
2. Our mailman drove
a funny car last w...
No, try again.
Yes, that word is an action
verb!
Try another sentence Move On
Present verbs
An action verb that describes an
action that is happening now is
called a present tense verbpresent tense v...
Present tense verbs
Many present tense verbs
end with ss, but some end
with eses, or iesies.
sleepss
splasheses
criesies
Past Verbs
Verbs which tell about actions
which happened some time ago
are past tense verbs.
The dog wantedwanted a
bone....
Past tense verbs
Many past tense verbs end
with ed,ed, but some end with d,d,
or iedied.
clapped
played
tried
Future Verbs
Verbs which tell about actions
which are going to happen are
future tense verbs.
We will awaken at
six a.m.
...
Future tense verbs
Future tense verbs use
special words to talk about
things that will happen: will,
going to, shall, aim...
Helping Verbs
A helping verb works with a main verb to
help you understand what action is
taking place.
Elmer waswas
usin...
23 Helping Verbs
may
might
must
be
being
been
am
are
is
was
were
(main)
do
does
did
(main)
should
could
would
have
had
has...
Helping Verbs
Other things to keep in mind:
•Not every sentence will have a
helping verb with the main
verb.
•When you see...
Helping Verbs
•Sometimes there is another
word which separates the
helping verb from the main verb.
One common example is ...
Helping Verbs
•A sentence may contain up to
three helping verbs to the main
verb. An example would be: The
dog must have b...
Online Verb Games
Hit the Back Arrow on your browser to return.
Take Showron’s Quiz
Helping Verb Quiz
Print and complete t...
More Verb Activities
Irregular Verb Worksheet
Verb Concentration Game
ANTS PICNIC (Irregular Verb Game)
Verb Worksheet...
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  1. 1. Action Verbs A Verb Activity jump
  2. 2. What is an action verb? A verb is one of the most important parts of the sentence. It tells the subjects actions, events, or state of being. It is always found in the predicate of a sentence. A verb that shows action is called an action verb.
  3. 3. The words are action verbs: coughed swallowed awake ran ride sang
  4. 4. Can you find the action verb in each sentence? 1. The girls danced in the recital. 2. Our mailman drove a funny car last week. 3. His teacher wrote the answers on the board. 4. Alice worked on her homework last night.Move On
  5. 5. No, try again.
  6. 6. Yes, that word is an action verb! Try another sentence Move On
  7. 7. Present verbs An action verb that describes an action that is happening now is called a present tense verbpresent tense verb. The bird fliesflies through the sky. FliesFlies is a present tense verb because it is happening right now.
  8. 8. Present tense verbs Many present tense verbs end with ss, but some end with eses, or iesies. sleepss splasheses criesies
  9. 9. Past Verbs Verbs which tell about actions which happened some time ago are past tense verbs. The dog wantedwanted a bone. Wanted is a past tense verb because the action has already happened.
  10. 10. Past tense verbs Many past tense verbs end with ed,ed, but some end with d,d, or iedied. clapped played tried
  11. 11. Future Verbs Verbs which tell about actions which are going to happen are future tense verbs. We will awaken at six a.m. Will awakenWill awaken is a future tense verb because the action has not yet happened.
  12. 12. Future tense verbs Future tense verbs use special words to talk about things that will happen: will, going to, shall, aim to, etc. going to start shall email will enjoy
  13. 13. Helping Verbs A helping verb works with a main verb to help you understand what action is taking place. Elmer waswas usingusing the computer.
  14. 14. 23 Helping Verbs may might must be being been am are is was were (main) do does did (main) should could would have had has (main) will can shall
  15. 15. Helping Verbs Other things to keep in mind: •Not every sentence will have a helping verb with the main verb. •When you see an "ing" verb such as "running", be on the lookout for a helping verb also.
  16. 16. Helping Verbs •Sometimes there is another word which separates the helping verb from the main verb. One common example is "not", as in: The boy couldn't find his socks. The helping verb is could and the main verb is find.
  17. 17. Helping Verbs •A sentence may contain up to three helping verbs to the main verb. An example would be: The dog must have been chasing the cat. The helping verbs are: must, have, and been; the main verb is chasing.
  18. 18. Online Verb Games Hit the Back Arrow on your browser to return. Take Showron’s Quiz Helping Verb Quiz Print and complete the Action Verb Worksheet Find the Verb Game Jeopardy Challenge Board Present and Past Tense Matching Game Verb Machine
  19. 19. More Verb Activities Irregular Verb Worksheet Verb Concentration Game ANTS PICNIC (Irregular Verb Game) Verb Worksheet MAIN
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