How to Find the Main Verb in a Sentence


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The two most basic elements of a sentence are _____.

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1. The main verb of a sentence is located within the _____.

2. To find the main verb of a sentence, what is a good question to ask?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these quiz and worksheet questions to find out how much you remember about the purpose of the main verb in a sentence. You'll be asked to identify the main verb in specific sentences and to describe basic sentence structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you can test your understanding of:

  • What the two basic elements of any sentence are
  • The element of a sentence the main verb is in
  • What question you can use to find the main verb

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as where in a sentence you'd find the main verb
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to correctly identify the main verb in a given sentence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what elements any sentence needs to have within it

Additional Learning

Improve your understanding of this type of verb using the lesson titled How to Find the Main Verb in a Sentence. Concepts covered in this lesson will include:

  • How auxiliary verbs differ from main verbs
  • Examples of main verbs in different sentences
  • Useful tips to remember when searching for the main verb of a sentence