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Select Page Giant Verb List: Also, if you teach beginning writers or struggling writers, be sure to check out Pattern Based Writing: I hope you find the verb list to be a valuable resource and tweet it, Pin-It, and tell others about it!
Most are action verbs. This list does not contain helping verbs see the helping verb section. Additionally, this list addresses irregular verbs and all the strange spelling changes that occur when we add —s, —ed, and —ing to the base verbs.
In fact, some verbs have several marks or numbers. The marks and numbers indicate which spelling rules etc. I omitted a number of dicey, offensive, and violent verbs.
That being said, I left in a few that are so ubiquitous they are sure to appear in a student dictionary. Teachers and students must sometimes do further research and confirmation to fully understand the peculiarities of a verb.
How to Use This List I would love to hear how you use the list and your success stories. Are you a teacher, a student, a reader, a writer? If you have any ideas, strategies, or requests let me know.
And if you have any questions, if you find an error, or if you find a verb that you think I should add to the list or remove from the list, let me know. I hope it does the same for you!
Shortly, I will be posting similar lists for several other parts of speech. I started this list project a few years ago, but put it aside when faced with the sheer number of words and rules. At the time I was going to call the lists Magic Word Lists, as simply browsing through the giant lists made me feel like my vocabulary and word sense was growing extremely fast—much faster than if I had been working with a vocabulary program.
This list will challenge the ways you think about words. At first glance, you might think some words are a mistake; however, upon closer inspection and reflection you will see the truth of the word. For example, when I read the list and came across hammer, for a second, I wondered what it was doing on the list.
And then I thought about all the different ways to use the word hammer. Hammer is obviously both a noun and a verb. For a variety of other verbs, I needed to confirm their validity through research. And each time I looked up a word, it broadened my understanding of language.
By the way, if you teach elementary school or middle school writing, be sure to check out Pattern Based Writing: Understanding the Marks and Numbers Next to the Verbs Read over and make sure you understand the spelling rules and marks.
Also, take a quick look at the Totals. They will give you an idea of how common or uncommon a rule is. However, many of these regular verbs still have a spelling change mark.
If there is no spelling change mark next to the verb, just add —s, —ed, or —ing to the end of the verb.
Some irregular verbs also have a spelling change mark. However, you must still consult a complete list of irregular verbs. Some linking verbs can also be used as action verbs. Also, 9 linking verbs are regular verbs and 5 are irregular.
The eight forms of BE equal just one verb on this list. If a regular verb ends with —e, drop the —e and add —ed or —ing.
When adding —ed, we could say just add a —d. It brings about the same result. If a regular verb is one syllable, has one vowel, and ends with a single consonant except xdouble the final consonant and then add —ed or —ing. If a regular verb has two or more syllables, ends with a single vowel then consonant, and the last syllable of the root word is stressed, then double the final consonant and add —ed or —ing.
If the final consonant is —l, American English usually does not double the consonant, but British English does. If the verb ends in —y, change the y to i and add —es not —s or —ed.Buy Band-Aid Brand Blister Protection, I feel these seal the area better than most other bandages and have some padding that gives a cushion for the injured finger.
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Personally, having just printed out and read the entire list, I feel a change in my vocabulary. I’m familiar with all of the verbs, but reading the list just once seems to have brought many new verbs into my working vocabulary.