Verb Worksheets

Please Use any of the verb worksheets below in your classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to open the PDF and print. Need a verb refresher? Here are some helpful articles on the different types of verbs. Verb Worksheets Action Verbs Circle the action verbs. Cross out the words that are not action verbs. Action Verbs and Linking Verbs Circle the subject and underline … [Read more...]

Helping Verbs

In most cases, the words in sentences need a little help in order to make the intended meaning crystal clear. Verbs are no exceptions. Luckily, there are helping verbs to stand up and do just that. Let’s take a closer look at helping verbs. What are helping verbs? Just as the name implies, helping verbs, sometimes called auxiliary verbs, help out the main verb in a sentence. They accomplish … [Read more...]

Linking Verbs Explained

Verbs come in all shapes and sizes. Some show action and some do not. Some describe or rename the subject in the sentence. Verbs that describe or rename the subject are called linking verbs. What are linking verbs? Another way to define linking verbs is that linking verbs do not express action but connect the subject and verb to more information. Some words can function both as a linking verb … [Read more...]

Regular Verbs

There are so many types of verbs it might be helpful to review just exactly what a verb is. A verb is a word that shows action or state of being. You could say it's the most important part of a sentence because every sentence must contain a verb. As a matter of fact, recognizing the verb is essential to understanding the sentence meaning. In the sentence, “Lightning struck a tree,” struck is … [Read more...]

Subject Verb Agreement

Subject Verb agreement can be tricky for many people. As a matter of fact, one of the common comments teachers write on student essays is, “Watch your subject verb agreement!” If you’ve ever had a comment like that written on one of your essays or if you’d just like to brush up on your subject verb agreement rules, here some tips that are sure to help. What is subject verb agreement? Subject … [Read more...]

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Read the following sentences. The batter hit the ball. The bird sang. What is the difference between the two verbs in the above sentences? At first thought, you may say the definition but forget about the meaning. Instead, concentrate on the grammar. How do the verbs differ grammatically? Notice that the first sentence has two words following the verb hit. The second sentence doesn’t have … [Read more...]

Verb Conjugation

Few things in grammar class cause an eruption of groans as when it’s time to conjugate verbs. All the rules to remember! Well, actually it’s not as hard as you may think. Let’s take a closer look. What is Verb Conjugation? Conjugating a verb is simply creating an orderly arrangement of its many forms. We use different forms of the same verb depending of the situation. For example, we can change … [Read more...]

Irregular Verbs

In the English language verbs have different forms or tenses. There is the present tense, the simple past tense and past participle, to name a few. Most regular verbs have the simple past and the past participle spelled like the present tense except the past tenses have a “d” or “ed” added to the regular form. However, with irregular verbs it’s a different story. What are irregular … [Read more...]

Verbs Overview

It’s been said that verbs are king and when it comes to expressing meaning in a sentence that certainly seems to be the case. If the world was ruled by the written word, no one could do any anything at all if there were not a verb specifying to take a particular action. Perhaps now it’s easier to understand why verbs are so important. While there are numerous types of verbs, here is an overview … [Read more...]

Action Verbs

When it comes to the most versatile part of speech in a sentence, you could say verbs rule. You can make an entire sentence out of one verb. For example, “Stop!” See, that’s a sentence! You can't make a sentence with any other part of speech. Nouns cannot make a one-word sentence, nor can adjectives, adverbs, or any other part of speech. But verbs do have something in common with nouns. Like … [Read more...]