What Are Action Verbs? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following in NOT true about action verbs?

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William walks to the park every day to play in the sandbox and swing on the monkey bars.

How many action verbs are in this sentence?

2. Which of the following is NOT an action verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Think back to the last time that someone asked you to describe a trip that you took or an event that you attended. Chances are that you used a lot of action verbs while giving your response. This quiz/worksheet combo tests your knowledge of action verbs as well as how action verbs are used in common situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The amount of action verbs that appear in a sample sentence
  • Characteristics of action verbs
  • Subjects in sentences

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to identify bolded action verbs in a sample sentence
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've gained about the subject of a sentence
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can view examples of action verbs and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of this subject by studying the lesson called, What Are Action Verbs? - Definition & Examples. This lesson teaches you about:

  • A question that you can ask yourself to identify action verbs in sentences
  • The significance of people, animals or objects in relation to action verbs
  • Multiple action verbs in sentences