Verbs are one of the most important parts of a sentence. There are action verbs and verbs that indicate a state of being or existence. Action verbs tell the audience what actions are taking place within a sentence such as running, thinking, sitting. The other for of a verb is the form of “to be.” These types of verbs are also known as linking verbs. Some examples are: is, am, was, were, be, been, seem, look, feel and become.
Please write down the verb in each sentence and determine if it is an action verb or a linking verb. Some sentences have both verb forms.
1. The wolf ran from the hunter.
2. She was thinking of her father’s sailboat.
3. Grandma jumped up at the sound of the doorbell.
4. The dog barked at the stranger.
5. My uncle is a pilot.
6. That cake looks good.
7. Jeffry seemed very agitated.
8. Angela appears happy.
9. Suddenly Jane sneezed loudly.