Grammar Aquarium




A verb is an action, doing or being word.

The same verb can take different forms.
This will depend on how many people, or things are doing it and when it happened.


A sentence will normally contain at least one verb.

For example

Harry broke a pencil.

The verb in this sentence is ‘broke’, because that’s what Harry actually did.

Remember, verbs are action, doing, or being words. They let us know what’s happening.


Your Turn…

1. What is a verb?
A doing, action, or being word
A sound that you make when you've eaten your food too quickly
An insect

2. What function will a verb normally serve in a sentence?
It will arrange a wedding if required
It will often let us know what's happening
It shouts booooooo

3. What do we mean when we talk about the tense of a verb?
The verb's been working too hard and needs to relax
The verb is going camping for the weekend
When something happened

4. Which of the following is a verb?

5. Look at the following sentence: Dave smelled his armpits. Which is the verb?

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