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Action Verbs

Action verbs express action and are the most common verbs.

Action verbs need s at the end with third-person, singular subjects.

  • He eats bread.
  • She walks to the station.
  • It floats on the sea.
Negative sentences need do not, does not, or did not.

  • I do not eat bread.
  • He does not eat bread.
  • You did not walk to the station.
  • It does not float on the sea.
Interrogative sentences begin with do, does, or did.

  • Do you eat bread?
  • Does he eat bread?
  • Does she walk to the station?
  • Did they finish it?
Do not can be shortened to don't, does not to doesn't, and did not to didn't.

  • I don't eat bread.
  • She doesn't walk to the station.
  • It doesn't float on the sea.
  • They didn't finish it.
Remember the variations of action verbs:

Affirmative SentenceNegative SentenceInterrogative Sentence
I sing a song.I do not (don't) sing a song.Do I sing a song?
You sing a song.You do not (don't) sing a song.Do you sing a song?
He (she) sings a song.He (she) does not (doesn't) sing a song.Does he (she) sing a song?
We sing a song.We do not (don't) sing a song.Do we sing a song?
They sang a song.They did not (didn't) sing a song.Did they sing a song?

[Quiz 6.1]

Correct the verb errors in the sentences below. Some sentences may be correct as is.

1)I runs a marathon.
2)You look sleepy.
3)She do not dance.
4)Does you leave today?
5)We don't stay here.
6)It come with rice.

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