Verbs are really important! If there isn’t a verb in a sentence, it’s NOT a sentence! They are the action word – they tell us what something or someone is doing or being in a sentence. For example:
The cat stretched.
Put your jacket on!
I swam to the edge of the pool.
Ella is drawing a picture.
As you can see from that last example, you can have two verbs together in a sentence.
One of the tricky verbs to spot is the different forms of the verb ‘to be’ – I am, he is, she is, we are, I was, you were, he was, they were. Sometimes they can be on their own: Mikey was late. Sometimes they will be together with another verb: I am typing this post!
Verbs are the words that change to show WHEN something happened – in the past, in the present, or in the future. Don’t worry about tenses, we’ll have a look at those another day!