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Identify Powerful Verbs in Sentences 2

In this worksheet, students identify powerful verbs in sentences and consider what they can tell us about a character's feelings.

'Identify Powerful Verbs in Sentences 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Vocabulary Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Using a powerful verb can tell us how an action is performed, but it can also give us more information about how a character is feeling.

Read these two sentences:

Zahra trudged home after the netball match.

Zahra strolled home after the netball match.


They both tell us that Zahra walked home slowly, but the verb trudged also tells us that Zahra walked with heavy steps and in a tired way, so we can guess that her team probably lost the match.

The verb strolled tells us that Zahra walked in a relaxed way, so we can guess that she is feeling happy because her team won the match.

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