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List of Verbs for Kids

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A verb is a word that conveys ACTION, OCCURRENCE, or STATE OF BEING. Verbs are needed to form complete sentences or questions. In a sentence, a verb works as the main component of the predicate, the part of a sentence that indicates what the subject (person or thing) is or does. The three main types of verbs are action verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs. Unlike most of the other parts of speech, verbs change their form. Pair our lists of verbs for kids with our fun verb online games for engaging practice!


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Everything on Verbs

Verbs Tenses show when the action in the sentence takes place
Irregular Verbs are verbs that do not follow the rules for changing tenses
Action Verbs describe something that a person, animal, thing, or force of nature can do
Linking Verbs do not describe an action, but tell about the state or condition of subjects
Helping Verbs are a set of two or three consonant letters that when pronounced, retain their sound

Verbs Tenses

A verb tense shows when the action in the sentence takes place. In English, there are a total of 12 verb tenses, as well as conditional tenses that indicate when an action may or may not happen.

The three main tenses on lists of verbs for kids are:

  • Past – an action has already happened
  • Present – an action is currently happening
  • Future – an action will happen at a later time

Verbs are conjugated to communicate details, such as person, number, gender, tense or mood. The following table shows the verb “walk” conjugated to the three main verb forms with the subject being “I”.

Verb Tenses List

Past Yesterday, I walked to the park.
Present I walk to the park.
Future Next week, I will walk to the park.

A verb like “walk” is a regular verb because it follows set rules when conjugated (adding -ed to indicate past tense, for example). Irregular verbs, however, are verbs that do not follow the rules for changing tense. For instance,the verb “sing” is an irregular verb. It does not follow the rule for past tense verbs as “sanged,” but rather as the irregular conjugation “sang.”

Irregular Verbs List

Verb Past Tense
break broke
buy bought
do did
drive drove
eat ate
feel felt
find found
grow grew
have had
ring rang

Types of Verbs

Not all verbs serve the same function. Verbs fall into three basic categories: action, linking, and helping.

Action Verbs

Action verbs describe something that a person, animal, thing, or force of nature can do. Verbs like run or jump are examples of action verbs.

Action Verbs Lists

K-2 Verbs 3-5 Verbs 6-8 Verbs 9-12 Verbs
eat climb compose negotiate
run grasp emphasize fluctuate
jump borrow interrupt modify
drink laugh persuade extinguish
walk paint investigate thrive
chop observe erupt eavesdrop
sing rescue adjust acquire
act search vibrate abolish
kick travel pursue confiscate
mix celebrate verify plunder

Linking Verbs

Linking verbs do not describe an action, but tell about the state or condition of subjects. They link the subject with either a noun that renames it or an adjective that describes it. For example, the word “am” in the sentence “I am tall” describes the subject. There are some action verbs that function as linking verbs, such as grow. In the sentence “He grows tired,” the verb describes the subject rather than an action, so it works as a linking verb. Below are a list of other linking verbs.

Linking Verbs List

Forms of be be, am, is, are, was, were, been, being
Other linking verbs appear, become, feel, grow, look, seem, remain, smell, sound, stay, taste, turn

Helping Verbs

Helping verbs do not express action, and they cannot stand alone in a sentence without another verb present. They are part of verb phrases that “help” the main verb. Helping verbs define the tense (past, present, future) or change the meaning of the main verb. The verb “will” functions as a linking verb in the sentence “He will eat” because it helps the main verb “eat” and indicated a future tense. Some common helping verbs:

Helping Verbs List

will must must had
had do shall may
was am did did
have were is does
should has been are
being could might having

The following table shows 50 common English verbs conjugated in the past, present, and future tense using the subject “I.” These are commonly found on lists of verbs for kids.

Common English Verb Lists

Verb (base form, infinitive) Past Tense Present Tense Future Tense
to ask asked ask will ask
to be was am will be
to become became become will become
to bring brought bring will bring
to build built build will build
to buy bought buy will buy
to call called call will call
to change changed change will change
to come came come will come
to cut cut cut will cut
to do did do will do
to draw drew draw will draw
to eat ate eat will eat
to fall fell fall will fall
to feel felt feel will feel
to find found find will find
to get got get will get
to give gave give will give
to go went go will go
to have had have will have
to hear heard hear will hear
to help helped help will help
to hope hoped hope will hope
to keep kept keep will keep
to know knew know will know
to learn learned learn will learn
to let let let will let
to live lived live will live
to make made make will make
to move moved move will move
to need needed need will need
to play played play will play
to put put put will put
to read read read will read
to run ran run will run
to say said say will say
to sell sold sell will sell
to show showed show will show
to stop stopped stop will stop
to take took take will take
to talk talked talk will talk
to tell told tell will tell
to think thought think will think
to try tried try will try
to turn turned turn will turn
to use used use will use
to walk walked walk will walk
to want wanted want will want
to work worked work will work
to write wrote write will write


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What is a Helping Verb?

Helping verbs, also known as auxiliary verbs, lend a helping hand to the main verb in a sentence.

These verbs can assist in:

  1. Forming a question (Does the party start at 9?)
  2. Creating a negative statement (I could not attend the party)
  3. Showing a possibility (They might be at the party)
  4. Dictating verb tense (She has already left for the party)

Helping verb practice lists can be categorized as either primary helping verbs or modal helping verbs.


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What are Primary Helping Verbs?

Primary helping verbs help a main verb, but can also serve as the main verb in a sentence. Primary helping verbs include “be”, “do”, and “have” verbs. A common use of a primary helping verb is the verb “is” in the sentence “She is watching a movie.” In this sentence, “is” helps the main verb “watching”. However “is” can function as a main verb, for example in the sentence “She is happy.” In this instance “is” works as a linking verb.

Primary Helping Verbs

Verb Example
Be He is playing football.
Do Does she work here?
Have I have finished my homework.

What Are Modal Helping Verbs?

Modal helping verbs always help the main verbs and cannot be used alone in a sentence. Some modal helping verbs are “could”,“must”, and “will”. These verbs can express expectation, possibility, necessity, and much more. Therefore, modal helping verbs can be used to form conditional sentences, which are statements that discuss facts or hypotheticals and their consequences. Word study based upon practicing well constructed helping verb practice lists is hugely beneficial for young learners.

Modal Helping Verbs

Verb Expresses Example
could possibility She could dance salsa.
must necessity I must go to work today.
will expectation He will write the report.

The following helping verb list includes both primary and modal helping verbs. VocabularySpellingCity provides additional helping verb practice lists that can be imported and paired with our educational helping verb online games.


Verb endings of the 1st and 2nd conjugations (table with examples and exceptions) »

Personal endings of the first and second conjugations differ in their spelling. In most verb endings of the first conjugation, the letter "e" is written, and for verbs of the second conjugation, the letter "and" .

The verb is an inflected part of speech. It changes in tenses, persons and numbers.

  • Verb conjugation
    • Verb conjugation table
    • Verb endings of the second conjugation
    • Verb endings of the first conjugation
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In Russian, verbs have the first and second conjugations, which differ in their endings.

Verb conjugation table

9003ET0055 Unit hours , teach
Personal endings of verbs I conjugation
Person Examples
SP. hours Mn. h. hours Mn. h.0039
2nd -t you (-ych) -you (-y) , you will find out , find out
3 -t (-t) - Ut (-t) is coming, he finds out , find out
Personal endings of the verbs II conjugation
Mn. h. hours Mn. h.
1st -u (-y) -m I glorify, I will teach , we teach
2nd -Ishchi -In
praise, teach
3rd -it -at (-yat) praise, teach Slav, will teach

it is easy to determine conjugation in verbs with shock endings, for example:


  • 1 person I sing
  • 2 person

    0 2 - you sing

  • 3rd person the girl sings - the children sing.

So the verb "to sing" of the first conjugation.


  • 1 Person I am flying - we are flying
  • 2 Person You fly - you fly
  • 3 Person Lettes - Pushinka Pushinka.

And this verb, despite the final -et , we will attribute in accordance with the stressed endings to the second conjugation.

Second conjugation verb endings

Many verbs have unstressed endings, which will cause difficulties in writing them. To correctly choose the ending of the verb, we determine whether it belongs to the first or second conjugation according to the indefinite form of the verb. So, the second conjugation includes:

1. verbs ending in -it :

0004 and monosyllabic ( drink, pour , etc.)

2. seven verbs ending in -et :

four verbs ending in -at :

Examples hear, breathe, hold, drive

0037 I see - we see

  • 2 person You see - you see
  • 3 Person - They see
  • These verbs - excluding exceptions to the following poem

    We mean that single-root verbs with prefixes belong here too ( hate, disperse, endure , etc. ). We will verify this by the example of the prefixed verb “Consider” , which has unstressed endings of the second conjugation:

    • 1 Person I Consider - we will be replaced by
    • 2 person You will beg for
    • 3 Person they will consider.

    Verb endings of the first conjugation

    All other verbs that end in the indefinite form in -at, -yat, -ot, -et, -ut, -ti, -ch , refer to the first conjugation.

    Let's look at the personal endings of the verb "to bathe" , which ends in -at . On this basis, we will change it by persons and numbers according to the first type of conjugation:

    • 1 person I bathe - we are a cup ° e,
    • 2 person You bathe - you bathe
    • 3 person 3 he bathes - they bathe

    Conclusion In most personal unstressed endings of the first conjugation verbs, the letter "e" is written, and for the verbs of the second conjugation - the letter "and" .

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