Action Verbs. A Project LA Activity. jump. What is an action verb?. A verb is one of the most important parts of the sentence. It tells the subjects actions, events, or state of being. It is always found in the predicate of a sentence. A verb that shows action is called an action verb.
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The bird flies through the sky.
Flies is a present tense verb because it is happening right now.
The dog wanted a bone.
Wanted is a past tense verb because the action has already happened.
We will awaken at six a.m.
Will awaken is a future tense verb because the action has not yet happened.
going to start
Elmer was using the computer.
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