A useful list of action verbs in English with pictures and example sentences. Verbs are vital in any language and English is no different, however there are often so many that it can become very confusing. For this reason, we have broken the English verbs down into more manageable chunks. In this section, you will be looking at verbs that are used to describe an action. These verbs will help you in being able to construct a sentence and will get you well on your way to having a rich vocabulary of English verbs.
Learn these action verbs to improve and enhance your vocabulary about verbs in English.
Common Action Verbs List
- Sit down
- Stand up
- Watch TV
- Turn on
- Turn off
- Throw away
List of Common Action Verbs with Pictures and Examples
It’s too far to ride to your grandmother’s; you’d better take the bus.
I just want to sit down and relax.
She didn’t even have the strength to stand up.
It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.
Laugh at your ills, And save doctors’ bills.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
See, listen, and be silent, and you will live in peace.
Cry with one eye and laugh with the other.
The bird that can sing and won’t sing must be made to sing.
Afterwards she relented and let the children stay up late to watch TV.
Life is about learning to dance in the rain.
I didn’t turn on the light, but groped my way across the room.
You forgot to turn off the light.
You win some, you lose some.
Don’t fly till you wings are feathered.
She cut the paper into small pieces.
Your life is too valuable to throw away.
He couldn’t get to sleep because he was too excited.
Can you close the window? I’m in a draught .
Open not your door when the devil knocks.
She plans to write her memoirs.
It is better to give than to receive.
The little boy gabble his prayers and jump into bed.
Eat to live, but not live to eat.
A man cannot whistle and drink at he same time.
I’ll have to cook them a meal or they’ll think I’m inhospitable.
You should always wash your hands before meals.
To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
Don’t climb a tree to look for fish.
Love understands love; it needs no talk.
A child learns to crawl before he learns to walk.
Hope is but the dream of those that wake.
I’m going to dig down this wall.
“When I clap my hands, you must stand still, ” said the teacher.
Knit the brows and you’ll have an idea.
My grandmother taught me to sew.
Fish and guests smell after three days.
Love starts with a smile, develops with a kiss and ends with a tear.
A silent hug means a thousand words to the unhappy heart.
If you snore, it’s better not to sleep on your back.
Don’t bathe too soon after eating.
Time does not bow to you, you must bow to time.
A good face needs no paint.
You dive in first and test the temperature of the water.
We used to ski before noon then take a long lunch.
Please stack your chairs before you leave.
Money can buy the devil himself.
She put out her hand to shake mine.
Action Verbs List (By Types)
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Action Verbs | Pictures
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Last Updated on March 30, 2023