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Verbs 1

How well do you know the different types of verbs?

An action verb shows what its subject is doing. A linking verb links a subject to its subject complement. A helping verb comes before another verb to help show tense or express ideas like ability or obligation. Name the type of verb highlighted in each of these sentences. See grammar terms for a list of English grammar terms and their definitions.

But before you try our quiz, here are some examples to get you started:

He could feel the pebble in his shoe.
In this sentence feel is an action verb, and could is a helping verb.

She felt queasy.
In this sentence felt is a linking verb.