Learning what action verbs are and how to use them English grammar lesson
What are action verbs?
Action verbs that are describing an action that is happening right now is called a present tense verb.
The crow flies across the the sky
Flies is a present tense verb as it is happening right now.
A lot of present tense verbs will end with s, but there are some that end with es, or ies. eats, cries, splashes
Verbs that tell us about actions that have happened a while ago are past tense verbs.
The cat wanted some food.
Wanted is a past tense verb as the action as already happened.
A lot of past tense verbs will end with ed, but there are some that end with d, or ied. Smacked, cried, played
Verbs that tell us about actions that are going to happen in the future are future tense verbs.
You will awaken at seven a.m. Will awaken is a future tense verb as the action has yet to happen.
Future tense verbs have to use special words so they can talk about things that are going to happen. will, going to, shall, aim to, etc.
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