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Using Verbs

The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and expresses actions, events or states of being.

In each of the following examples, the verb or compound verb is highlighted.

Example Explanation
Dracula bites his victims on the neck. The verb bites describes the action Dracula takes.
In early October, Giselle will plant twenty tulip bulbs. Here the compound verb will plant describes an action that will take place in the future.
My first teacher was Miss Crawford, but I remember the principal Mr. Weatherbee more vividly. The verb was identifies a particular person and the verb remember describes a mental action.

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