Term: Action Verbs

Definition:

Action verbs are verbs that describe actions and things taking place rather than states. Unlike most stative verbs, an action verb can usually be used in the progressive aspect, which is used for actions that are in progress.

ACTION VERB EXAMPLES:

EG: She bought some books.
       They laughed.


 

See Also: Auxiliary Verb; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Finite Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Modal Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase

Category: Verbs and Tenses

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