There are MANY verbs, here's just a few: write, look, show, ask, run, taking, walking, playing, throw, sit, see, go, be, are, is, was, were, been, being, am, have, has, had, will, may
***Remember, verbs show action.
***If a word ends in -ing, there's a good chance it's a verb.
Let's identify the verbs in the following sentences:
1. We are hungry.
("are" shows action. It wouldn't make much sense to just say "We hungry", so the verb "are" needs to be added to help the sentence make more sense)
2. The dog barks at strangers.
("barks" shows action. What does the dog do to strangers? It BARKS)
3. We are going to the movies.
("are going" shows action. The -ing ending in "going" tells you it's probably a verb.)
4. The babysitter watches the children.
("watches" shows action. What does the babysitter do? WATCHES the children)
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