The correct verb can make your sentences
more effective. Always try to use the best verb to describe
the action. Instead of writing this sentence: The fit man
went to the store. Write this one: The fit man jogged
to the store. In the last sentence you can picture the man in
Subject-verb agreement is also important. If
you have a singular subject, you need a singular verb. Always
check to see if they agree. In this sentence it is clear they
don't: My sisters is unhappy. Change it so they
do agree: My sisters are unhappy.
Verb tenses should also be considered. When
did the action occur? Was it in the present, past or future?
This sentence shows the incorrect verb tense: Next summer
Mother and I travel to Ireland. The verb should be "will
travel." Now see if you can practice choosing the most
suitable verbs in these quizzes.
Quiz on Thanksgiving Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement Quiz
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