To become familiar with the rules that govern the use of verbs in well-written sentences

        To develop basic skills in the use of verbs in well-written sentences

        To practice using verbs in various writing situations




        To correctly recognize properly applied verbs from a pre-written sentence




Click here  Review the material to become familiar with verbs and their use in standard written English.  Upon completion of this review, take the quiz on verbs by clicking here  Identify the verbs from the provided passage.


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Verbs carry the idea of being or action in the sentence.

         I am a student.

         The students passed all their courses.

As we will see on this page, verbs are classified in many ways.  First, some verbs require an object  to complete their meaning:  "She gave _____ ?"  Gave what?  She gave money to the church.  These verbs are called transitive.  Verbs that are intransitive do not require objects:  "The building collapsed."  In English, you cannot tell the difference between a transitive and intransitive verb by its form; you have to see how the verb is functioning within the sentence.  In fact, a verb can be both transitive and intransitive:  "The monster collapsed the building by sitting on it."


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Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:


Click here for a final review of verbs.  If you do not have 34 of the 38 problems correct, go back to and review the rules governing the use of verbs.



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