Verb Index
Easy Verbs => Verb Thesaurus

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"Never study single words, always learn phrases" (A.J. Hoge). You should learn verbs in the context of simple sentences. Here are some easy verbs that I have culled from Penguin Readers Level 2. They are very easy junior high school level verbs, but very powerful for communication. The links go to sample sentences using verbs with similar or related meanings. (ie. a kind of Verb Thesaurus).

A-F G-P R-Z
Arrived / Sent
Asked / Answered
Ate
Attacked / Killed

Became / Changed
Blew / Breathed
Broke
Brought / Took

Called / Phoned
Carried / Lifted
Caught (O)
Cleaned / Washed
Climbed (O)
Closed / Shut
Contained / Spread
Cooked (O)
Cried
Cut

Decided
Did / Acted
Drank
Dropped / Fell
Ended / Finished
Examined / Tested
Explained / Understood

Felt / Touched
Fired
Fixed / Repaired
Flew (x)
Followed / Avoided
Forgot / Remembered
Fought
Found / Hid
Gave
Got
Had / Owned
Happened
Hated
Held
Helped / Saved
Hit
Hoped / Wanted
Hurt / Died

Invited / Allowed
Jumped (x)
Jumped (O)
Kicked (O)

Laughed / Smiled
Learned / Knew
Left / Stayed
Liked / Enjoyed / Loved
Listened / Heard
Lived
Looked / Saw
Lost / Removed

Made / Built
Meant (O/+)
Met / Waited
Moved

Opened

Paid / Bought / Sold
Played / Danced
Pushed / Pulled
Put / Placed
Raised / Picked up
Ran / Walked
Read
Released
Returned
Rode / Drove

Said
Sat / Stood
Shouted / Yelled
Showed / Presented
Slept (x)
Slowed down (x)
Sounded
Started / Began
Stopped / Cancelled
Swam (x)

Talked / Spoke
Thanked
Thought / Planned
Threw / Shot
Told / Taught
Took
Tried (O/to V/Ving)
Turned (x / O)

Used / Consumed
Visited

Watched
Went / Came
Woke up (x)
Won / Failed
Wore
Worked
Worried / Cared
Wrote


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