Verb Exercises – Verb Worksheet

Verb worksheets are essential tools for us to build and reinforce our understanding of verbs, which are the action words in a sentence. Through a series of thoughtfully designed exercises, you will delve into the various tenses, forms, and functions that verbs possess. 

Remember to review the articles provided below to enhance your grasp of verb usage:

Verb Worksheet

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Verb Exercises

Verb Exercise 1: Fill in the Blanks 

  1. I like __________ (swim) early in the morning.
  2. It’s important __________ (be) polite to everyone.
  3. The children were excited __________ (see) the parade.
  4. She has been __________ (read) that novel for a week now.
  5. We plan __________ (start) our journey at dawn.
  6. The athletes are __________ (train) for the upcoming Olympics.
  7. __________ (not enter) the room without knocking.
  8. Having __________ (complete) his homework, he went out to play.
  9. The building __________ (construct) last year is now open.
  10. I can’t help __________ (feel) a bit nervous before the interview.
  11. They are considering __________ (move) to a new city.
  12. The cake needs __________ (cool) before we can decorate it.
  13. I remember __________ (meet) her at the conference last year.
  14. The documentary was __________ (fascinate) from start to finish.
  15. To __________ (win) the championship is his ultimate dream.
  16. __________ (drive) in heavy traffic can be very stressful.
  17. The teacher encouraged the students __________ (participate) in the discussion.
  18. The curtains need __________ (wash) soon; they’re getting dusty.
  19. She avoided __________ (answer) the question directly.
  20. __________ (learn) a new language is always a rewarding experience.

Answers:

  • swimming (Gerund)
  • to be (Infinitive)
  • to see (Infinitive)
  • reading (Present Participle)
  • to start (Infinitive)
  • training (Present Participle)
  • Do not enter (Imperative Finite Verb)
  • completed (Past Participle)
  • constructed (Past Participle)
  • feeling (Gerund)
  • moving (Gerund)
  • to cool (Infinitive)
  • meeting (Gerund)
  • fascinating (Present Participle)
  • win (Infinitive)
  • Driving (Gerund)
  • to participate (Infinitive)
  • to be washed / washing (Infinitive or Gerund)
  • answering (Gerund)
  • Learning (Gerund)

Verb Exercise 2: Identifying Different Types of Verbs 

  1. She runs every morning before breakfast.
  2. The cake smells delicious.
  3. He has finished his homework.
  4. The children were playing in the park.
  5. She is a talented musician.
  6. They can perform well under pressure.
  7. The dog barked loudly last night.
  8. The soup tastes too salty.
  9. She will be attending the conference next week.
  10. The audience was captivated by the performance.
  11. He does not understand the question.
  12. The flowers look beautiful in the spring.
  13. They have been waiting for over an hour.
  14. She seems upset about the news.
  15. The teacher is writing a new lesson plan.
  16. He could hear the distant sound of the festival.
  17. The baby has slept through the night.
  18. The sun sets in the west.
  19. am feeling a bit under the weather today.
  20. The company will launch a new product next month.

Answers:

  1. Action Verb
  2. Linking Verb
  3. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  4. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  5. Linking Verb
  6. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  7. Action Verb
  8. Linking Verb
  9. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  10. Linking Verb
  11. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  12. Linking Verb
  13. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  14. Linking Verb
  15. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  16. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  17. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  18. Action Verb
  19. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb
  20. Helping (Auxiliary) Verb + Action Verb

Verb Exercise 3: True or False

Sentences True False
1. The verb “is” in the sentence “She is happy” is an action verb.    
2. In the sentence “They have been studying for hours,” “have been” are helping verbs.    
3. The verb “taste” in “The apples taste sweet” is a linking verb.    
4. “Will go” in the sentence “I will go to the store” consists of a helping verb and an action verb.    
5. “Seem” is an action verb when used in the sentence “You seem tired.”    
6. In the sentence “He can swim very fast,” “can” is an action verb.    
7. The verb “were” in “They were champions” is a linking verb.    
8. “Had left” in the sentence “She had left before the rain started” consists of two action verbs.    
9.”Am writing” in the sentence “I am writing a novel” consists of a linking verb and an action verb.    
10. The verb “grow” in “Plants grow” is a linking verb.    
11. In the sentence “She does not like the movie,” “does” is a helping verb.    
12. “Has been” in the sentence “The project has been completed” consists of an action verb and a linking verb.    
13. “Are feeling” in the sentence “They are feeling better” consists of a linking verb and an action verb.    
14. The verb “turned” in “The milk turned sour” is an action verb.    
15. In the sentence “We were running late,” “were” is a helping verb.    
16. “Should have been” in the sentence “They should have been informed earlier” consists of three helping verbs.    
17. The verb “smells” in “The flower smells fragrant” is an action verb.    
18. “Was dancing” in the sentence “She was dancing all night” consists of a linking verb and an action verb.    
19. In the sentence “He does his homework diligently,” “does” is an action verb.    
20. “Might be” in the sentence “It might be raining outside” consists of two action verbs.    

Answers:

  1. False (Linking Verb)
  2. True
  3. True
  4. True
  5. False (Linking Verb)
  6. False (Helping Verb)
  7. True
  8. False (Helping Verb + Action Verb)
  9. True
  10. False (Action Verb)
  11. True
  12. False (Two Helping Verbs)
  13. True
  14. False (Linking Verb)
  15. True
  16. True
  17. False (Linking Verb)
  18. False (Helping Verb + Action Verb)
  19. True
  20. False (Two Helping Verbs)

Verb Exercise 4: Error Identification in Verbs

  1. The children plays in the park every evening. 
  2. She have been studying for her exams all week. 
  3. They was going to the movies when it started raining. 
  4. The cat lays on the bed all day long. 
  5. I am not understanding the instructions clearly. 
  6. The team have won the championship three times in a row. 
  7. He don’t like spicy food. 
  8. The birds flies south for the winter. 
  9. She have been working on this project since last month.
  10. The sun raises in the east every morning. 
  11. They is planning a surprise party for their friend. 
  12. The baby is sleeping peacefully in the crib. 
  13. The company are planning to expand their business internationally.
  14. The students have completed their assignments on time. 
  15. He don’t want to go to the party tonight. 
  16. The train leaves at 9:00 AM sharp. 
  17. She has been working hard to achieve her goals. 
  18. The dog is barking loudly in the backyard. 
  19. They was playing football when it started raining. 
  20. The company have announced a new product launch. 

Answers:

Error Correction
1. plays play
2. have has
3. was were
4. lays lies
5. am not understanding do not understand
6. have has
7. don’t doesn’t
8. flies fly
9. have has
10. raises rises
11. is are
12. No error  
13. are is
14. No error  
15. don’t doesn’t
16. No error  
17. No error  
18. No error  
19. was were
20. have has

Last Updated on December 21, 2023

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