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Take Home Practice for Verbs

Identifying Action Verbs

Directions: Encircle the action verbs.

1. Mom and Dad play volleyball on Saturday.

2. Six juicy hamburgers sizzled on the grill.
3. The workers cleaned the pool last week.
4. David had scored twelve points.
5. Our neighbors have a new car.
6. The ceremony began at two o’clock.
7. The cafeteria staff prepares lunch for the entire school.
8. Serena has read thirty books this year.
9. The icy rain blew through the open window.
10. Josh and his sister are arranging the flowers.

Recognizing Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

For each sentence, write the action verb. Then write T if the verb is transitive or I if the verb is
intransitive. If the verb is transitive, write the direct object.

1. A transitive verb has a direct object.

2. Jason forgot his homework.
3. Three plastic deer stood in the garden.
4. Horatio achieved his success with hard work.
5. The stone goose wore a bright yellow raincoat.
6. The girl jumped through the hoops.
7. The high school drama club performed the play for the middle school students.
8. The baby cried loudly from her crib in the next room.
9. Jackie ordered a vanilla shake and a hot dog with mustard.
10. Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet.

Identifying Direct and Indirect Object

Underline the Indirect Object and encircle the Direct Object in each sentence.

1. Kareem gave the crowd a big smile.

2. The eager salesperson sold the couple a new car.
3. The company promises its employees annual pay increases.
4. Ms. Nishimura served her guests a traditional meal.
5. Sharlene made her brother and his friend costumes for the play.
6. Mrs. Lopez fed his favourite dog a carrot.
7. The Harrisons have left the university their art collection.
8. The parents’ club bought the school three new computers.
9. Aljun writes his cousins a letter once a month.
10. Satch threw the last batter a slow curveball.
Identifying Linking Verbs, Predicate Nouns and Predicate Adjectives.
Directions: For each sentence, encircle the verb. Label the verb atop A if it functions as active verb and label it L if it
functions as linking verb. If it is a linking verb, box the predicate noun or the predicate adjective. If it is predicate
noun label it PN and PA for predicate adjective.

1. Douglas looks handsome in his pirate costume.

2. Carly is a singer and a dancer.
3. A shadowy figure appeared in the gloom.
4. The band sounds wonderfully today.
5. Suddenly, Zelda smelled smoke.
6. Ouida Sebestyen became a writer late in life.
7. Mr. Melendrez grows huge pumpkins in his garden.
8. Sereta felt nervous before her performance.
9. Harry’s horse seems a sure winner in the next race.
10. The leaves turn red and yellow in the fall.

Identifying the Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

Get the verb phrase in each sentence. Encircle the helping verb. Write base form, present participle or
past participle to identify the main verb.

1. Andrew is planning her science project.

2. Silvia Chin has solved several mysteries for the police.
3. The students were measuring the area of the classroom.
4. The pioneers had journeyed over two thousand miles.
5. Did you feed the dog?
6. I am reading a good baseball story.
7. We do need your help, Jason.
8. A boy with red hair was walking across the football field.
9. The mayor and the city councils are cooperating on the project.
10. Have you discovered the secret of success?