Verbs for 3rd grade

List of Verbs for Kids

List of Verbs for Kids - Verb Online Games

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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Dictations in Russian. Grade 3 Topic: “Verb”

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Dictations in the Russian language


Topic: “Verb”

Dictations presented here are conducted with students of grade 3 secondary educational institutions. The purpose of writing dictations is to check the degree of assimilation of the studied topic by 3rd grade students. The level of complexity of dictations and other tasks corresponds to the level of preparation of students in the 3rd grade of elementary school.

Test dictations on the topic: Verb

Selective dictations

1. Write out the verbs, indicate the tense of the verbs.

I. 2) The sky darkened. Clouds have fled from everywhere. They surrounded, caught and closed the sun (A. Gaidar). 3) Soon the birds will sing, the bushes will turn green in the forest (I. Surikov).

II. 1) Thunderstorms rumbled. 2) One day lightning struck an old oak tree on top of a hill. 3) The wind will blow, the birch will shake. 4) Snow covered the ground. 5) There are slanting snowdrifts, and only in some places branches of bushes stick out of them.

2. Write out the verbs with the particle not, indicate the tense of the verbs.


1) She doesn’t speak, she doesn’t sing, but whoever goes to the owner, she lets know. (Dog.) 2) Metu, metu - I won’t sweep it, I carry it, I carry it - I can’t bear it, it gets dark - it will go away by itself. (Shadow.) 3) Who does not spin, does not weave, but clothes people. (Baran.) 4) I didn’t count miles, I didn’t drive on the roads, but I’ve been overseas. (Starling.) 5) The silver horse ran all over the sea, but did not wet his feet. (Month, moon.)

Restored dictations

Write out verbs from the text spoken by ear, then restore the text according to the supporting verbs and write it down.

Willow Feast

The willow has blossomed. Each willow lamb is a downy yellow chicken: it sits and glows. The guests rush to the feast.

The bumblebee has arrived. Bassed, tossed and turned, all smeared with pollen. The ants came running. They pounced on the pollen, and their bellies swelled like barrels. The mosquitoes have arrived. The flies are buzzing. Everyone is hustling and rushing.

The willow will turn green - the feast is over.


The sun joyfully shines on a spring day. The snow is melting fast on the fields. Cheerful, talkative streams ran along the roads. The ice on the river turned blue. Smelly, sticky buds puffed out on the trees. Rooks have already arrived from the warm regions. Important, black, they walk along the roads. The guys put birdhouses on the trees. They rush from school to see if there are any spring guests - starlings.

Migratory birds

Quails flew home from warm countries. They flew over the sea. On the way they were caught by a storm. The birds are tired. They sat down to rest on the masts of the ship. The sailors poured bread crumbs and seeds onto the deck. The birds began to peck at the food. Here comes the sun. The sea has calmed down. The birds warmed up, took off, spread their wings and set off.

Words for reference: poured, on the deck, seeds, calmed down.

Warning (explanatory) dictations

Window view

I looked in the window. The fog has long since disappeared. The sun was shining. A stream lapped lazily below. Cherry bushes grew along the banks. Bird voices rang out. A reddish clay cliff led straight to the water. The path snaked down to the water. Behind the river, the taiga was green, so elegant in the radiance of the sun.


April is the month of spring. The spring drops are merrily ringing. Puddles sparkle in the yards. The puddles show the sun and the blue sky. The sparrows chirp fervently. There is no more snow in the fields. The ice turned blue and puffed up. Wild ducks have already arrived from the south. Young green grass appeared in the clearing. The first flowers came out. A merry song of a lark rang out in the blue sky.

Thunderstorm on the river

I went fishing. I threw my fishing rods at the willow. The sun floated calmly over the forest. Suddenly, a cloud rolled out from behind the mound. The sky darkened. Thunderstorm began. Here I pecked. The line was stretched. Copper ide shone in the depths. I brought the fish to the shore and threw it into the grass. Lightning swept across the sky, crashed overhead, and the ide jumped up in the grass. The rain hit the water hard. The river boiled and stirred. Lightning flashed over the water. It became scary. Suddenly the rain stopped.

Test dictations

In the spring

The spring sun warmed the earth. Spring drops rang. Noisy sparrows roar near the houses. Talking streams ran from the hillocks. The fields turned green. Willow branches covered with golden balls. Dove snowdrops bloomed in the forest. Titmouse flew merrily from branch to branch. They were looking for worms in the folds of tree bark. Black grouse flocked to the meadows. Birds drew on the ground with their wings and started noisy games. Soon the cranes will fly home. (64 words)

Spring in the forest

Good spring in the forest! Birds sing loudly. Spring streams ring under the trees. Fragrant sticky buds smell of resin. The sun gently warmed the earth. A warm wind ran through the high peaks. The leaves on the trees turned green. Young grass has appeared. White and blue snowdrops bloomed in the forest clearings. The vociferous nightingales sang over the streams. Busy ants ran over the bumps. The first bumblebee hummed. Moose were grazing on the trail. (62 words)

Words for reference: in the sun, affectionately.

In the field

It was good in the field. A warm breeze blew. Gently warmed the spring sun. Tractors easily pulled plows. The plows turned over the black layers of earth. Jackdaws were the first to see work in the field. The whole flock of birds flew to the plowing. Starlings and rooks flew into the field. Seagulls flocked to the poultry yard. Birds peck at worms. The bravest climb right under the plow. A good dinner was given to the birds by the spring land. (60 words)

Words for reference: affectionately, turned over, plowing.

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  1. Question 1 of 10

    What is the meaning of verbs?

    • Indicate the sign of the object

    • Indicate the number of objects

    • Indicate the object 

    • Indicate the action of the object Hint


      Correct answer

      Incorrect answer

      Explanation for the correct answer

      A verb is an independent part of speech that denotes the action of an object (person, phenomenon).

      Is there an error in the question?

    • Question 2 of 10

      Choose the correct statement:

      • A verb is a member of a sentence.

      • A verb is a part of speech.

      • A verb is a part of a word.

      • The verb is a sound.


      Correct answer

      Incorrect answer

      Explanation for the correct answer

      The verb is an independent part of speech. He answers questions "What to do?" and "What to do?" , endowed with lexical meaning.

      Is there an error in the question?

    • Question 3 of 10

      Specify antonyms:

      • walk-run-walk

      • shine-shine

      • build-destroy 

      • look-look


      Correct answer

      Incorrect answer

      Explanation for the correct answer

      To build and destroy are antonyms. They have opposite lexical meanings.
      Build - create something.
      Destroy - break, spoil something.

      Is there an error in the question?

    • Question 4 Of the 10

      indicate the line in which only verbs are given:

      • Air, nine, cold

      • Fish, fluffy, river

      • bathing, finding, flight

        9000 9 whiten, rejuvenate, repeat


      Correct answer

      Incorrect answer

      Explanation for the correct answer

      The words "whiten" and "repeat" answer the question "What to do?". The word "get younger" answers the question "What to do?" . These three words denote actions, so they are verbs.

      Is there an error in the question?

    • Question 5 of 10

      Which line contains only present tense verbs?

      • I saw, I listened, I laughed 

      • I see, I hear, I laugh

      • I see, I listen, I laugh

      • Seeing, listening, laughing


      Correct answer

      Incorrect answer

      Explanation for the correct answer

      I see - question "What am I doing?".
      You listen - the question "What are you doing?".
      Laughs - the question "What is he doing?"
      Verbs in the present tense refer to an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. In the present tense, only imperfective verbs can be used. They change in numbers and faces.

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    • Question 6 of 10

      What determines the gender of the verb in the past tense?

      •  Ot particles not, which is spelled separately

      • from the ends of adjectives

      • from the type of nouns, with which the verb is associated in terms of

      • from louds 9015 Clue

        Correct answer

        Incorrect answer

        Explanation for the correct answer

        The gender of the past tense agrees with the gender of the noun to which the verb refers.
        The star has fallen.
        The noun "star" is feminine, so the verb "fell" is also feminine.

        Is there an error in the question?

      • Question 7 of 10

        Which sentence has two verbs?

        • A caravan of camels is moving slowly. 

        • Pine resin is called resin.

        • A drop wears away a stone.

        • Lying on my back and listening to birdsong.


        Correct answer

        Incorrect answer

        Explanation for the correct answer

        Lying is a present tense verb. Answers question "What am I doing?"
        I listen is a present tense verb. Answers the question "What am I doing?".
        The verbs “lying” and “listening”
        in the sentence play the syntactic role of homogeneous predicates.

        Is there an error in the question?

      • Question 8 of 10

        How many verbs are in the text? The sun illuminates the forest thicket. A stream gurgles in the ravine. Grasshoppers crackle in the grass. For green borscht, we picked juicy sorrel. 9Hint 0147

        • 3

        • 5

        • Correct answer

          Incorrect answer

          Explanation for the correct answer

          There are 4 verbs in the text.
          Illuminates is a present tense verb. Answers question "What is he doing?".
          Murmurs is a present tense verb. Answers the question "What does it do?".
          Crack is a present tense verb. Answers the question "What are they doing?".
          Narwali is a past tense verb. Answers the question "What did you do?"

          Is there an error in the question?

        • Question 9 of 10

          In which version of the words VOICE, EARTH, TRUTH, LIGHT are verbs formed?

          •  Voice, earthy, truthful, bright

          • Voice, land, justify, shine

          •  Voice, earth, right, brightens

          • Voices, lands, with truth, light


          Correct answer

          Incorrect answer

          Explanation for the correct answer

          Voice - to vote, question "What to do?".
          Earth - to land, the question "What to do?".
          Truth - justify, the question "What to do?".
          Light - shine, the question "What to do?"

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        • Question 10 of 10

          Indicate the line that shows only verbs:

          • Air, nine, cold 

          • Bathing, Find, Flight

          • Sweep, Sheeps, Love, Love  52

          • fish, fluffy, river


          Correct answer

          Incorrect answer

          Explanation for the correct answer

          Sing, whisper, love - verbs, refer to the imperfective form, answer the question "What to do?" - denote an action.

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