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What Are Verbs?
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), or a state of being (be, exist, stand). In the usual description of English, the basic form, with or without the particle to, is the infinitive. In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood and voice. A verb may also agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. In languages where the verb is inflected, it often agrees with its primary argument (the subject) in person, number and/or gender. With the exception of the verb to be, English shows distinctive agreement only in the third person singular, present tense form of verbs, which is marked by adding "-s" (I walk, he walks) or "-es" (he fishes). The rest of the persons are not distinguished in the verb (I walk, you walk, they walk, etc.).
With so many verbs to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your focus. This section has 417 worksheets to practice verbs
that can help you. There are flashcards, practice activities, and creative worksheets that can make studying verbs more enjoyable for you and your students. For a simple worksheet appropriate for elementary learners, consider this one that focuses on using the verb to be
. It has a number of different activities that can give students the extra practice they need to feel confident using this verb. There are many other worksheets to choose from so look through this section to find something your students will enjoy.
Students will be learning new vocabulary words continuously. Beginners start off being inundated with unfamiliar words, intermediate learners consciously study more challenging words relating to a wider array of topics, and advanced learners increase their vocabulary mostly by exposure to more English material. Advanced learners have the benefit of being able to guess the meaning of words based on the context of sentences while other learners often struggle to do this. Verbs are an integral part of any language and as such there are a huge number of them. Another worksheet on this site examines over eighty words with the same basic meaning of the word 'said'
. That is a lot of different words with very similar meanings and is a great way to emphasize the fact that learning a language is a never ending process.
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Activity provides a chance to drill 3rd person singular verb forms (15 different verbs). T asks students to complete gaps first, and then plays the song focusing on pronunciation, singing al ...
This worksheet helps your students practice the difference between "bring" and "take". There is one page only for German students (translation), but all the others are made in English and internat ...
It's a sentence auction where students bid on correct sentences and try to trick others into buying incorrect sentences. It's a fun and extremely competitive way to review. And it works great if y ...
In this activitity there are 14 letters of desperate people looking for advice. They have written to Agony Aunt Anne and are waiting for an answer .Can you help them? Use any suitable modal verb. ...
There are 12 slides in this PPT on past tenses. Students have to look at the pictures and decide which tense to use: past simple or past continuous. The PPT is good for revising and practising the ...
Learning can be fun with mnemonics. When we were kids, rhyming songs and phrases were some of the gimmicks used to make us remember different things. I hope sorting these irregular verbs into rhym ...
A song to practise verb patterns. It includes the complete lyrics to correct the activity afterwards. I can be used with intermediate to advanced students. The students should be given the workshe ...
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