Verbs are the actions in a sentence. A verb is an action word. It tells what someone or something is doing.
We sing a song. "sing" is what the subject is doing.
"sing" is the verb, or the action word.
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The old man went into the room.Compare the above to the example below. Pay attention to how the powerful verb paints a picture in your mind of the old man in this sentence.
The old man stomped into the room.
We now see in our mind's eye what the old man is doing. The verb stomping creates a mood. We ask ourselves, “Is he angry?”, “Is he dancing?”, “Is he stomping out a bug or a fire?”
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As we have seen above, a verb is an action word. It tells what someone or something is doing.
To find the verbs in a sentence Ask yourself, "Is the subject doing it?"