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Verbs and adverbs are about activity!

Verbs

A verb is a 'doing' or 'action' word.

Jack always runs to school.

He went to the shops.

She made a mess of her homework.

That glass may fall off that wobbly table.

'Runs', 'went', 'made' and 'fall' are all verbs. They tell us what someone or something did or is doing. When you are writing, make sure every sentence has a verb in it.

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