Generally, a verb is a "doing" word. Verbs describe actions, and states of being. In the following sentences, the verb is bolded:

  • I went to the store to buy a laptop.
  • My five year old computer is broken.
  • Cats love playing with balls of wool.
  • Fred feels sick.

The basic form of a verb is called the infinitive. For example, to eat, to walk, to dress, are all infinitives.

Verb Quiz

In the following sentences, you have to select the missing verb! Good luck.

  1. Amobil's sources _____ the tablet will be sadly limited to Android 2.3, initially.
    • Fly
    • dragging
    • say
  2. The American Civil War (1861–1865), also _______ as the War Between the States (among other names), was a civil war in the United States of America.
    • calling
    • known
    • was
  3. The Beetle had been officially _____________ as the Type 1 and was marketed in Europe.
    • drilled
    • cooling
    • designated
  4. An iPhone ____________ as a video camera, camera phone with text messaging and visual voicemail and a portable media player.
    • functions
    • looks
    • wants