VERB QUIZ STUDY GUIDE/REVIEW MS. PRYZBYLKOWSKI, D-6 LITERACY A verb is a word that expresses action or a state of being. ”State of Being” verbs: is are am was were be been being will PART I PRACTICE 1. The Powells are moving. 2. They have lived next door for ten years. 3. I am missing them already. 4. Their son has been my best friend for a long time. 5. The family had moved here from California. 6. Why do they want a different house? would 7. Mrs. Powell has accepted a job in New York. 8. Her sister is living in New York. PART II PRACTICE (First period student example sentences) Directions: Underline and put a “V” on top of all verbs in the sentences. 1. The big thing swam faster than the little thing, so the big hungry thing had a satisfying lunch. 2. The boy is sprinting to second base as the catcher threw the ball as fast as he can to the shortstop to tag the runner. 3. Jenna was sprinting away from the dog chasing her. 4. My dog only plays when it is snowing or there is snow on the ground. 5. Giovanni will soon turn into a gigantic potato that eats humans. 6. How could someone be so inconsiderate of everyone else? 7. The person hopped around in the fire place. 8. Were you starting to decorate? Make sure Suzy does not eat the cake. 9. The girl has been very grumpy lately. 10. The dog leaped into the air to catch the flying Frisbee. 11. She jumped over the pebble. 12. The boy is about to explode of anger! 13. Lola burnt the popcorn in the microwave. She was in so much trouble. Her mother said she will put her in punishment. 14. The hikers made it to the top of the mountain in two hours. PART III PRACTICE Directions: Underline and put a “V” on top of all verbs in the sentences. 1. The giraffe’s neck form about half of its height. 2. The giraffe has a short tufted mane on its long neck. 3. A mature giraffe is approximately eighteen feet tall. 4. All giraffes develop two to four horns. 5. Reddish brown splotches highlight their pale brown coats. 6. The glass snake is actually a legless lizard. 7. Some people call them glass lizards. 8. These lizards live in North America, Eurasia, and Africa. 9. Their smooth skins are usually brown or green. 10. A groove runs along each side of the glass snake’s body. 11. The glowworm is a wingless female beetle. 12. Organs inside these beetles and their larvae emit a glow. 13. “Firefly” is the term for the male. 14. The male, not the female, flies. 15. Hares are large members of the rabbit family. 16. Many adult hares weigh up to ten pounds. 17. The ears of a hare are longer than its head. 18. The fur of the arctic hare turns white in winter for camouflage. 19. Its ears are shorts than the ears of the Mediterranean brown hare. 20. The jack rabbit is a familiar North American hare.