Verb Worksheets

What are Verbs?

We use verbs to describe a state, occurrence, or an action as it is a combination of words. It is a sentence's part by which we learn the type of subject we perform. They are a central core of English sentences. Examples; John Monroe walks in the morning. (A usual action). Neil Lewis does not love to walk in the park. ( A negative action). Jennifer is a good girl (A state of being). What are the basic forms of verbs? There are six total fundamental forms of verbs. All of them are as follows; Base form - Kids play in the playground Infinitive - Tell them not to run Past Tense - They played basketball yesterday. Past Participle - I have eaten a sandwich. Gerund - Cycling is the best exercise. Present participle - I saw them watching movie with her today. What is a role of a verb? In English language, we have to place every word in a particular area and verb plays a unique role in every English sentence. If word is playing a verb's role, it might not be related to a real world. If yes then, it is a verb. Consider these examples for further understanding. As I phlomoggled my 2000 yard in the New York city, I suddenly shallimped two birds. Jennifer pazotors as occasionally as she can. A group of Mary's friends believe she had never chorstined before. This time next month, you will be forrisking through the tropical forest.

Identify it

Underline the verb in each sentence.


Read each word. Is it an action word? Write yes or no on the line


Color all the valentines that contain verbs.

Where is the Action?

Underline the action word in each sentence.


Which is the proper helping word?


A linking verb connects a subject to its predicate without expressing any action.

To Be

Choose the correct past tense form of "to be" that to completes each sentence.

Three Types

Write whether the underlined verb in each sentence is an action, a helper, or a linker.

To Be Form

Write the correct form to complete each line.


Underline the transitive verb in each sentence. Write its direct object on the line.

What's Happening?

Write a sentence about each picture.


Which word works best for each sentence?

Types of Verbs

What is the purpose of each word that drives the sentence?

Get Help

Write 5 original sentences using the helping words provided.


Match the actions to the pictures.

Second Take

Find the action in the sentence and then rewrite them.

One of Two

Choose the correct verb to complete each sentence. Write the word on the line.

Version 2

This builds off of the previous sheet.

Snow Flakes

A unique selection of the previous sheet.

Winter Scene

Fun things to do.

Was and Were

Use the verbs was and were to complete each sentence.

Strong Verbs Make Your Writing Standout

Even after creating a grammatically correct sentence and supporting it with adjectives and adverbs, you fail to make your sentence work. A wise man once said, "Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs," author of The Elements of Style. It is important to understand that good writing is about using suitable nouns and strong verbs. If you want to strengthen your writing, make sure you avoid using state-of-being verbs such as is, am, are, might, could, can, have, has, had, do, shall, will, was, were, and several others. These are passive. Also, verbs that rely on adverbs such as 'ran quickly,' or 'secretly listened,' should not be used, and verbs with -ing suffixes. Strong verbs, on the other hand, are those that convey more information than a simple action. What an adjective + verb and adverb + verb can do, these strong verbs do it on their own. Strong verbs that convey emotion, intention, speed, or significance can make your writing stand out.