English--The Stranger

Action and Linking Verbs

Verbs are words that tell what the subject of a sentence does or what the subject is like. Verbs that show action are called action verbs. For example: flew, thinking, climb. Yet not all verbs show action. Linking verbs tell what the subject is or what the subject is like without showing action. For example: am, was, seemed, feel



Verb Charades On strips of paper, write twelve simple sentences, six containing action verbs and six containing linking verbs. Underline the verb in each sentence. Then put the strips into a pile. Take turns with family members picking a sentence from the pile and acting it out silently for the rest of the group. The person who guesses the verb should tell if it is an action verb or a linking verb.