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Chapter 1. Sentence Basics > Verbs that Work

Verbs that Work

In the previous section you practiced using seed nouns as sentence subjects. The seed noun is the most important part of a sentence core. The second most important part of a sentence core is the verb. In a sentence, seed nouns are followed by verbs. A verb tells you: (1) what the seed noun (the subject) is doing; or (2) the condition of the subject; or (3) what action is being done to the seed noun (subject). There are three kinds of verbs: active, linking and passive.

Active Verbs

Here is an example of a sentence that contains an active verb:


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