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V erb Identification
 
Lesson 1-1
Prompt:Verbs are words that show action.
Example:In the word group, "Fish swim," swim is an action verb.
Directions:Below are listed many groups of common word patterns with an action verb in each word group. Click to select the action verb in each word group.
1.Birds sing ... Cats meow ... Bark at the moon ...
2.Plants grow ... Hoot like owls ... Babies cry ...
3.Swim with fish ... Girls smile ... Boys frown ...
4.Batters hit ... Pitch a fast ball ... Catchers catch ...
5.Clouds rain ... Winds blow ... Lightning flashes ...
6.Boys grow ... Jim grows ... Grow your hair long ...
7.It ends ... You start ... He began ...
8.Talk to Jane ... Girls talk ... You whisper ...
9.He swims ... I swam ... Who swam ...
10.That begins ... Which arrives ... Convince your mother.
11.Whoever decides ... We consider ... You decline ...
12.Paint the house ... John plays ... Ted drums ...
13.Mrs. Jones knits a glove ... Mrs. Smith publishes books ...
14.Congress meets each week ... The President speaks often ...
15.The army fights ... The navy sails ... Marines land ...
16.Oak trees grow ... Pine trees survive ... Trees change
17.Words function ... Show me a verb ... You select ...
18.The big boy shouts ... The little boy giggles ...
19.See the sun ... The sun rises ... The sun shines ...
20.I learn ... Forget the story ... We endeavor ... We win ...