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Love is in the air! Valentine's is back. This time of the year, people across the U.S. celebrate love. We show appreciation for those close to us by going out to dinner, buying heart-shaped/gifts, giving candy, and sending roses. This holiday evolved from remembering the death sentence of an Italian Catholic priest called Valentine. He believed the ban on marriage imposed by the emperor Claudius II in 200 AD was unfair and started marrying people secretly. Of course, the emperor found out, sent him to jail, set his execution for February 14th, and the rest is history! Find the difference and the adjectives with   this fun activity!     It is a perfect noun/adjective game to catch words while playing and understanding the concept: an adjective describes the noun; it makes it more specific. The noun describes a person, place, or thing.  Nouns and adjectives make a lovely couple! Click on the image below; look at the drawings, and guess which piece is different by clicking on it, and


Action verbs are words that describe mental or physical actions. They are called action verbs because they can help create a more vivid image in the reader's mind. For example, "She walked up the stairs" is an example of an action verb. The importance of understanding action verbs is to be able to read more efficiently and accurately. We should look for the subject and then look for the action verb when we read. Once we find these two things, we will know who is doing what to whom or what is happening in a sentence. How to recognize an action verb Look at the picture above, pause for a minute, and think about what you see. You can notice a person (subject) and then look at what this person is physically doing (runs). Here you have identified the subject (he) and the verb (runs) 


Action verbs are one of the eight parts of speech in English. They describe mental and physical actions. Sometimes, they can be used as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. Action verbs are important because they help the reader understand what is happening in the sentence.   Action verbs help create a more vivid image in the reader's or speaker's mind. They are called action verbs because they can show what the subject is doing. For example, "She walked up the stairs." These words often have a short vowel sound and end in "-ing." For example, "running" or "walking." Finding the action verb Look at this picture. Notice that a person subject (she) is doing a physical action (talks). The action "talks" is a verb because it is an action performed by this person.