Active verb

Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to Active verb: Passive verb, infinitive, active voice, Action Verb

action verb

Action verbs (also known as dynamic verbs) are verbs that are used to explain what the subject of a sentence is actively doing. For example, ran, swim, jump, move, look, catch, and paddle are all action verbs.
Continue reading...
References in periodicals archive ?
With two highly charged ch words, a noun and an active verb form, the current WVD theme, which I find brilliantly provocative, draws the focus inward to the level of conscious decision.
Im sure the king of the simple declarative sentence and the punchy active verb meant something very different from this interpretation: Many people simply dont think enough about the words they use.
In the IELTS rubrics, language of ability appears only in the very lowest band descriptors; and while active verbs--including agentive verbs--dominate in the IELTS rubrics, the single place an active verb is conspicuously absent in the highest band descriptors is with regard to errors.
I grasped the difference between the active verb (present indicative, indicative imperfect, indicative pluperfect, indicative future, indicative future perfect, subjunctive present, subjunctive imperfect, subjunctive perfect, subjunctive pluperfect), the passive verb and the participle.
"I want to talk to people about what does reconciliation do; if it's an active verb, what are some of the steps we have to take to be able to participate in it?" The Indigenous Speakers Series is part of VIU's Reconciliation Road, a collection of events and activities that address the challenge of reconciliation between Canada's Indigenous and non-lndigenous peoples.
In this context, Chekd (or checked) is an active verb meaning Coleman Dairy routinely and intentionally checked the quality of the products it produced to ensure their freshness, flavor and nutrition.
Its message: Love, indeed, is an active verb in the present tense.
Strongly operative in this book's title is the active verb, "recalling." A quick survey of about 100 books on my shelves suggests that using verbs in titles is rare, except among gifted storytellers whose narratives work well when read aloud: John McPhee (Coming into the Country, 1976; Looking for a Ship, 1990); Patrick McManus (They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?, 1981); Farley Mowat (Never Cry Wolf, 1963); Seth Kantner (Shopping for Porcupine, 2008); Karen Brewster (The Whales They Give Themselves, 2004); and Richard Feynman (Surely You're Joking, Mr.
4 Parallel Wording: Small point from a former English major: in order for the three bullet points to be in parallel construction, the middle one should read "Debt Consolidation" and not be an active verb tense.
Sentences (14) and (15) contain active verb. In the case of nonfinites, person marking indicates the agent.
"BE is an active verb that allows travelers to build their own experience expectations based on their own interests and level of engagement," said Rahm.
Suggested Language Based on Study Type Type of language Randomized Trial Observational Study Descriptive "Reduced the risk by" "A lower risk was statements observed," "there is a relationship," "there is an association" Descriptive nouns "Relative risk reduction," "Difference in risk," benefit risk ratio Verbs "Affected," "caused," "Correlates with," "modulated risk," "is associated with" "treatment resulted in," "reduced hazard" Incorrect terms/ "Reduced risk" avoid using (active verb), "lowered risk" (active verb), "benefitted" With permission from Kohli and Cannon (1)