Mammoth Memory

5. Verb – a word that expresses action or a state of being

Verb – Verbal (verb) abuse so took action and statement (state)

Examples of action = run, sleep and ate. Examples of state = am, are, is, were, have, had, being, been.

A verb is a doing or state word


Someone got drunk and verbally (verb) abused Grandma because they thought their jacket had been taken.

To remember that verbs are action and state-of-being words, see the following:


After the verbal abuse (verb) Grandma took action by phoning the police.

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The police arrived and took statements (state) from everyone.


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