Article »

Action Verbs

This article is about Action Verbs — enjoy your reading!

When Amber and Igor were grunting all those nouns that named people, animals, and things, they also noticed that people did things: Animals moved around, made noises, and ate stuff; and tangible things could move and affect other things. They noticed activity. They perceived action. So they grunted some words to describe all the activity around them:

The baby crawled. The cow mooed. The wheel rolled. The fire blazed. The spear snagged the fish. John hit the ball.

Action verbs were born.

Hard Copy

You may download our entire discussion of the Parts of Speech. Simply download the Grammar eBook Understanding the Parts of Speech.


Previous: Main Verbs - Four Kinds Next: Transitive Verbs

Have a discussion about this article with the community:


Use the citation below to add this article to your bibliography:


"Action Verbs." STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 24 Nov. 2017. <>.

Free Writing Tool:

Grammar Checker

Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!

Improve your writing now:

Download Grammar eBooks

It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.