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?|
Correct the verb errors in the sentences below. Some sentences may be correct as is.
1)I runs a marathon.
2)You look sleepy.
3)She do not dance.
4)Does you leave today?
5)We don’t stay here.
6)It come with rice.
[6.1] 1) runs -> run
3) do -> does
4) Does -> Do
6) come -> comes