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Identify Powerful Verbs in Sentences

In this worksheet, students will identify powerful verbs in sentences and consider their meaning.

'Identify Powerful Verbs in Sentences ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Vocabulary Awareness

Popular topics:   Verbs worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

When we write we tend to use verbs like said and went too often, and it can make our writing very dull.


For example, if we write 'Peter went home' we are not giving any information about how Peter went. Was he in a hurry or did he take his time?


We could use adverbs such as 'quickly' or 'slowly' to give more detail, but it can be more effective to use a powerful verb instead.​


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Peter raced home.

(Perhaps it was his birthday and he was in a hurry to get home and open his presents.)


Peter limped home.

(Perhaps Peter had hurt his leg during the football match and couldn't walk properly.)


In this activity, we will be identifying powerful verbs to help us to extend our own vocabulary.


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