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Verbs - Action and Linking

Introduction to Verbs

These are the words which describe an action, event or state of being in a sentence. You can form a sentence without any of the other parts of speech, but you cannot make a sentence without a verb.

For example:

Run! Jump! Fight! Eat! Drink! Sing!

All these can be treated as sentences as they contain the most important part of a sentence—verb. However, the following don’t:

This not a sentence.

Why this not a sentence?

Action Verbs

An action verb describes some action on the part of its subject, (i.e., the doer of the action). In other words, what the subject of a sentence ‘does’ is described by an action verb. For example, words such as ‘take’, ‘bring…

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