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Verb Openers Worksheet Fourth of Seven

Worksheet 4/7 Vivid Verb Openers

Match the beginning verb phrase with the sentence ending.

The first one has been done for you.

Verb Phrase Answer Sentence ending
1) Don't tell
D
A) the newspaper.
2) Mary reads
A
B) in a restaurant tonight.
3) The construction crew built
G
C) a trench across her yard.
4) Tom will eat
B
D) anyone my secret.
5) Were you asleep
F
E) six inches this year.
6) She is digging
C
F) when I called you?
7) My daughter has grown
E
G) the bridge.

Write the completed sentences below. Examples of using the verb as an opener are in brackets after the sentences.

The first one has been done for you.

1) Don't tell anyone my secret. 1) (Tell no one my secret.)

2) Mary reads the newspaper. 2) (Reading the newspaper helps Mary learn.)

3) The construction crew built the bridge.3) (Building the bridge took the construction crew a long time.)

4) Tom will eat in a restaurant tonight. 4) (Eating in a restaurant tonight madeTom happy. )

5) Were you asleep when I called? 5) (Calling you woke you up. )

6) Sarah is digging a trench across her yard. 6) (Digging a trench across her yard, soiled Sarah's clothes.)

7) My daughter has grown six inches this year. 7) (Growning six inches makes my daughter 5'9" this year.)


Tessie's tips on writing...Always try to use vivid verbs to enhance your writing.

Recommended Reading; "The Runaway Bunny", by Margaret Wise Brown.