English grammar

Action Verbs


Action Verbs

Action verbs express action and are the most common verbs.

Action verbs need s at the end with third-person, singular subjects.

  • He eats bread.
  • She walks to the station.
  • It floats on the sea.

Negative sentences need do not, does not, or did not.

  • I do not eat bread.
  • He does not eat bread.
  • You did not walk to the station.
  • It does not float on the sea.

Interrogative sentences begin with do, does, or did.

  • Do you eat bread?
  • Does he eat bread?
  • Does she walk to the station?
  • Did they finish it?

Do not can be shortened to don't, does not to doesn't, and did not to didn't.

  • I don't eat bread.
  • She doesn't walk to the station.
  • It doesn't float on the sea.
  • They didn't finish it.

Remember the variations of action verbs:

Affirmative Sentence

Negative Sentence

Interrogative Sentence

I sing a song.

I do not (don't) sing a song.

Do I sing a song?

You sing a song.

You do not (don't) sing a song.

Do you sing a song?

He (she) sings a song.

He (she) does not (doesn't) sing a song.

Does he (she) sing a song?

We sing a song.

We do not (don't) sing a song.

Do we sing a song?

They sang a song.

They did not (didn't) sing a song.

Did they sing a song?