Active verbs are the foundation of strong writing.
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ACTIVE VERBS STARTING WITH A:
abolish abandon abduct accelerate accuse abscond abuse achieve acquire act adapt add address adjust administer advance advise aim allocate analyse answer anticipate apprehend approach appropriate arbitrate arrange arrest ascertain assault assemble assess attack attain audit avert
Active Verbs Forms
Mortimer practises Extra Sensory Perception - ESP - in The Collective.
Right now, Mortimer is practising telepathy.
Mortimer practised clairaudience in the empty auditorium yesterday.
Mortimer was practising precognition before The Staff began his patrol last night.
Mortimer has practised his telepathic skills on The Staff.
Present Perfect Continuous:
Most frequently, Mortimer has been practising clairvoyance.
Mortimer has practised all forms of ESP.
Past Perfect Continuous:
Mortimer had been practising these psychic-skills in his dorm room at night.
Simple Future (WILL):
Mortimer will practise telepathy during school hours.
Simple Future (BE GOING TO):
He is going to practise his psych-skills any time The Staff isn't around to see him.
Future Continuous (WILL):
After the others have gone to sleep, Mortimer will be practising precognition to see when The Staff is going to act.
Future Continuous (BE GOING TO):
After the others have gone to sleep, Mortimer is going to be practising retrocognition to see why The Staff has been picking on him.
Future Perfect (WILL):
Mortimer will have practised every form of ESP by day-break.
Future Perfect (BE GOING TO):
Mortimer is going to have practised his psych-skills until the deadline arrives.
Future Perfect Continuous (WILL):
Mortimer will have been practising his psych-skills for months until they are strong enough to break The Staff.
Future Perfect Continuous (BE GOING TO):
Mortimer is going to have been practising his skills for months until they are strong enough to break The Staff.
Mortimer used to practise ESP in the library.
Mortimer would always practise his psych-skills in the library.
Future In The Past (WOULD)
Fortinbras knew Mortimer would practise his psych-skills any time The Staff was busy and no-one else was around to disturb him.
Future In The Past (WAS GOING TO)
Fortinbras thought Mortimer was going to practise until he was powerful enough to break The Staff.
Active verbs will be cropping up all over, but I don't imagine I'll be using too many of the active verb forms ;)
DO YOU THINK IT MATTERS IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE NAME OF THE VERB FORM YOU ARE USING?