What is a Main Verb? - Definition & Examples


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Find the main verb in this sentence:

Elsie waited for her mom.

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1. What is the purpose of a main verb?


Find the main verb in this sentence:

Fencing is Susan's favorite sport.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at the use of main verbs. You'll find questions about their qualities and purposes as well as their place within example sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Users of this assessment will be posed questions involving:

  • Identifying the main verb of sample sentences
  • The function of a main verb
  • True and false statements about main verbs

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between true and false statements concerning main verbs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to pick out the main verb within example sentences
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purposes served by main verbs

Additional Learning

To learn more about this form of verb, you can check out the accompanying lesson titled What is a Main Verb? - Definition & Examples. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Define verb and sentence
  • Familiarize yourself with the different types of verbs
  • Explore the complications that can arise when using main verbs