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A verb is a doing, being or action word in a sentence. For instance, take this simple sentence:

I hit the ball.

The verb is shown in bold - ‘hit’. In this case, it’s an action word - hitting something is an action.

A verb can also be more of a ‘being’ word, like in this example:

My 21st birthday was lots of fun.

In this sentence, the verb is ‘was’. It isn’t an action word or a doing word, it’s a ‘being’ type of verb. It tells us how something is (present tense), was (past tense) or could be (future tense).