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Learn Action Words Sentences for Class 2 English

This concept teaches the students the definition and examples of action words sentences for Class 2. It also gives examples of action words in a sentence. There are three types of action words which includes action verb, helping verb, and linking verb. These three verbs are explained here with examples.

From this concept, students will learn to:

  • Use action words in sentences.
  • Avoid common mistakes while using these verbs in sentences.

Each concept is explained to class 2 English students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.

Download the worksheets and check your answers with the action word worksheet solutions for the concept verbs provided in PDF format.

What are Action Words?

  • Action words are also referred to as doing words.
  • Action words tell us about the action that is done by the noun in the sentence.

Examples:

Action words examples

The action word or verb in the above sentence is ‘running’ and it tell us what action Ram is doing.

Action words sentences

The action word or verb here is ‘eats’ and it tells what the dog is doing.

Types of Verbs

Types of Verbs
  1. Action Verb

  2. Action verbs are used to talk about the action performed in the sentence. Such verbs express the action an animal, a person or a thing does. This verb is also known as the main verb.

    Examples:

    1. The boy sings.
    2. The dog barks.
    3. The snake crawls.
  3. Helping Verb

  4. Helping verbs are those that help the action verb in a sentence. A helping verb is written just before the action verb.These verbs help the action verb by giving it more meaning.• In the example below, ‘are’ is the helping verb and ‘cooking’ is the action verb.

    Helping verb examples

    Examples:

    She is hiding inside the tree house.

    In the example above, ‘is’ is the helping verb and ‘hiding’ is the action verb.

  5. Linking Verb

  6. Linking verbs are the ones that talks about its link between the subject and a noun or adjective of the sentence rather than expressing an action. These words only link nouns with adjective or other nouns.

    The words are the same as helping verbs but they are not used with action verbs.

    Examples:

    1. The sun is bright.
    2. This stone is very hard.

    In the first sentence, ‘sun’ is the subject, ‘is’ is the linking verb, and ‘bright’ is the adjective. The linking verb ‘is’ connects the subject ‘sun’ with the adjective ‘bright’.

    In the second sentence, ‘stone’ is the subject, ‘is’ is the linking verb, and ‘hard’ is the adjective. The linking verb ‘is’ connects the subject ‘stone’ with the adjective ‘hard’.

Common Mistake

The subject and verb in a sentence should always be same in number. If the subject of the sentence is in singular number, the verb must be singular too. In the same way, if the subject of the sentence is plural in number, the verb should also be in the plural form. Don’t get confused with this rule.

Incorrect and Correct Usage:

Sentence 1

Action words incorrect and correct usage

The first sentence is correct. The subject ‘cat’ is in singular form hence ‘is’ (verb) is also in singular form.

The second sentence is incorrect. The subject ‘cat’ is in singular form but the verb ‘are’ is in plural form.

Sentence 2

Action words sentence correction

The first sentence is correct. The subject ‘boy’ is in singular form hence ‘is’ (verb) is also in singular form. The second sentence is incorrect. The subject ‘boy’ is in singular form but the verb ‘are’ is in plural form.

Action words chart
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