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Verbs 2

Verbs are ‘doing words’ e.g. run, running, ran

By varying the verbs you use you can make your writing more interesting!

Now you try

  • Complete the table below, suggesting different verbs you could use.
  • In the third column say how this verb is different to the original. For example, ‘hurried’ is similar to ‘walked’ but perhaps suggests someone not only walking but walking quickly.

Original verb

Alternative verb

Difference in meaning

WalkedHurried
Rambled
 
 
 
SaidMuttered
Mumbled
 
 
 
HideTake cover
Disguise
 
 
 
Creep Sneak
Slither
 
 
 

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