Need some action in your life? You definitely need to meet up with verbs. Fun Fact: Verbs are the only part of speech that you can make a one-word sentence with. In most cases, verbs are words of action. Some verbs express a state of being. In order for a verb to be present in a sentence a subject must also be present. The verb tells us what the subject is doing. Verbs are a bit unique from other parts of speech because they change form (tense). When we want to effectively communicate very detailed information about an event it is almost impossible to do without the help of a verb or a few. These worksheets will have students identify and use verbs in sentences. We will then expand to using these parts of speech in our own writing. We cover just about every different circumstance that these guys are used.
Action Verbs - They can be used to express a mental or physical action. These are the words that have an impact in your sentence.
Adverbs - The good old modifiers that help give your readers a mental picture about what you are discussing.
Auxiliary Verbs - They help the main verb get the job done to create new tenses.
Causatives - Causatives tell us why or how something happened. They provide a new area for information.
Imperatives - They have a sense of urgency and make what you are talking about become a necessity.
Infinitives - The word "to" is often used here. The also do not have a form of tense associated with them.
Irregular Verbs - They don't just fall in line. They do activate your reader's imagination.
Linking Verbs - Help make that connection between your subject and deeper information.
Modal Verbs - They always like to tag along with other words that are just like them. They are found often when you make a request.
Participles - All the parts of speech in the blender. Depending on how they are used, they end in either -ed, -en, -d, -n, or -t.
Phrasal Verbs - A word combo, if you will. These words are mostly used in informal language.
Sense Verbs - Words of action that relate to the human senses.
Stative Verbs - What state are you in? This helps others gauge your line of thinking.
Subjunctive Mood - Used a lot in the hypothetical. They express suggestions and wishes that you have.
Verb Patterns - How should your parts of speech flow in sentences? We explore different ways to go about it.
Verb Tense - It all comes down to when is it happening? In some cases you will also need to state a conditional.
Verbals - When words function as actions and put something into motion for your reader.
Write a sentence to describe what is happening in each picture. Use
an specific action in each of your sentences.
Where Is The Action? -
Find the action in each sentence. Just underline where it is located on this worksheet.
Picture This -
Look at the picture. What is happening in each one? Write the action that you see taking place.
Subject-Verb Agreement -
Which term correctly completes each statement? There may be cases where multiple words would work.
Main and Helpers -
Rewrite each sentence below three times. Change the helper each and every time.
More Helpers -
Use a word to make these sentences pop a bit more. Take your time and be creative with your level of choices.
Missing Terms -
Use the check boxes to finish off the statements. I don't believe it matters where you go with this one.
Decide whether the underlined term is a linker or action. Write your answer on the line.
To Be -
Choose the correct past tense form of "to be" which would complete the sentences.
Or Not To Be -
It helps explain the state of being of people or things. Which form would proper complete the sentences?
Writing Sentences with It -
Write sentences that use "to be" as indicated. The verb "to be" can also be used with gerunds to
show action that is happening right now.
Underline the transitive in each sentence. Write its direct
object on the line.
Transitive and Intransitive -
Write a sentence for each word and it should be
either transitive or intransitive as indicated in parentheses.