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.
Difference in meaning