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V erb Identification (Continued)
 
Lesson 1-3
Prompt:In addition to words of action, verbs are also words that state a fact or condition and show no action. These words are known as state-of-being verbs.
Example:In the sentence, "That man is my father," the word "is" is a state-of-being verb. The most common state-of-being verbs are: am, are, is, were, was.
Directions:Listed below are groups of action verbs and state-of-being verbs. Read each group of words and click to select only the state-of-being verbs in each word group.
1.grow ... was ... walk ... run ... is ... throw ... smile ... forget ...
2.select ... sing ... am ... was ... knock ... are ... begin ...
3.type ... sleep ... count ... read ... are ... were ... write ...
4.see ... watch ... drive ... sketch ... is ... are ... listen ...
5.swim ... smile ... am ... roll ... dig ... were ... swing ...
6.pitch ... catch ... shuffle ... was ... skip ... jog ... pray ...
7.kick ... was ... pass ... beat ... clean ... huddle ... bend ...
8.bake ... sailed ... are ... study ... vote ... jump ... ring ...
9.mark ... am ... was ... were ... show ... eat ... sleep ... snore ...
10.strike ... bend ... bind ... is ... fall ... buy ... bite ...
11.break ... was ... bring ... build ... burst ... is ... lend ...
12.dance ... paint ... dress ... comb ... sit ... are ... run ...
13.shoot ... dribble ... am ... pass ... jump ... score ... win ...
14.read ... ride ... hide ... swing ... pour ... were ... learn ...
15.compose ... draw ... was ... seek ... throw ... cut ... shrink ...
16.speak ... write ... play ... am ... throw ... cut ... shrink ...
17.burst ... fill ... arrange ... plant ... is ... were ... ride ...
18.sit ... are ... read ... was ... see ... am ... complete ...
19.were ... develop ... sing ... am ... hear ... smile ... bail ...
20.frown ... was ... buy ... is ... are ... were ... am ... finished ...