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Action Verbs

Action verbs are the vehicles of grammar city; they provide motion to the nouns. Action verbs do just what they sound like: they perform an action. It can be any action, whether it is run, jump, fall, sit, sleep, cry, dive, or yell. For example:

Zoë rolls down the hill and into the pool.

Abigail eats all her vegetables.

Koala bears sleep much more than an average human does.

Fire consumes oxygen fast; without oxygen, the fire would die.

In the above sentences, the verbs “rolls”, “eats”, “sleep”, “consumes”, and “die” all show the action of the subject.


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