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Identify Verbs and Sentences

In this worksheet, students practise identifying verbs in sentences. They also identify sentences that have been incorrectly formed.

'Identify Verbs and Sentences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A verb is often called a 'doing word' or an 'action word'.


Jacob raced down the hill on his bike.

 

Sometimes a verb is made up of more than one word:

Jacob was riding his bike this morning.

 

We don't just use verbs to describe action, though. A verb can also give us information about someone or something.

Jacob is nine years old. He loves football.

 

One important thing to remember is that every sentence needs a verb.

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Kevin likes cricket.

Kevin

likes

cricket

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Martha always goes to ballet lessons on Thursdays.

Martha

ballet

goes

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Last night it rained really hard.

night

hard

rained

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Oliver did his homework straight after school.

homework

did

after

This time, write the verb in the answer box.

 

Caitlin is my friend.

Write the verb in the answer box.

(This time the verb is made up of two words, so you need to write them both.)

 

Joe is looking for his wallet.

Write the verb in the answer box.

(Read the sentence carefully and decide if the verb is made up of one or two words.)

 

We have built a huge snowman.

Read the 'sentence' below and decide whether it really is a sentence or not.

Remember that all sentences need a verb!

 

Jasmina wrote a letter to her grandmother.

sentence

not a sentence

Read the 'sentence' below and decide whether it really is a sentence or not.

Remember that all sentences need a verb!

 

The huge dragon in its dark and scary cave.

sentence

not a sentence

Read the 'sentence' below and decide whether it really is a sentence or not.

Remember that all sentences need a verb!

 

The battered old car rattled and shook its way down the rutted lane.

sentence

not a sentence

  • Question 1

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Kevin likes cricket.

CORRECT ANSWER
likes
  • Question 2

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Martha always goes to ballet lessons on Thursdays.

CORRECT ANSWER
goes
  • Question 3

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Last night it rained really hard.

CORRECT ANSWER
rained
  • Question 4

Read the sentence below and identify the verb.

 

Oliver did his homework straight after school.

CORRECT ANSWER
did
  • Question 5

This time, write the verb in the answer box.

 

Caitlin is my friend.

CORRECT ANSWER
is
  • Question 6

Write the verb in the answer box.

(This time the verb is made up of two words, so you need to write them both.)

 

Joe is looking for his wallet.

CORRECT ANSWER
is looking
  • Question 7

Write the verb in the answer box.

(Read the sentence carefully and decide if the verb is made up of one or two words.)

 

We have built a huge snowman.

CORRECT ANSWER
have built
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this right? The words 'have' and 'built' are both part of the verb.
  • Question 8

Read the 'sentence' below and decide whether it really is a sentence or not.

Remember that all sentences need a verb!

 

Jasmina wrote a letter to her grandmother.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence
EDDIE SAYS
This is a proper sentence. The verb is 'wrote'.
  • Question 9

Read the 'sentence' below and decide whether it really is a sentence or not.

Remember that all sentences need a verb!

 

The huge dragon in its dark and scary cave.

CORRECT ANSWER
not a sentence
EDDIE SAYS
This one is not a sentence because it has no verb. It doesn't tell us what the dragon is doing or feeling. We could make it into a sentence by adding a verb such as 'lay'. 'The huge dragon lay in its dark and scary cave.'
  • Question 10

Read the 'sentence' below and decide whether it really is a sentence or not.

Remember that all sentences need a verb!

 

The battered old car rattled and shook its way down the rutted lane.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence
EDDIE SAYS
This is a sentence. It actually has two verbs: 'rattled' and 'shook'.
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