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Vitamin D-licious Mushrooms
Earth-Friendly Fabrics
Poison Dart Frogs
Tree Frogs
Missing Moose
Bee Heat Cooks Invaders
Moss Echoes of Hunting
Training Your Brain to Feel Less Pain
The Disappearing Newspaper
Lightening Your Mood
Backyard Birds
Chemistry and Materials
Salt secrets
Big Machine Reveals Small Worlds
Batteries built by Viruses
Seen on the Science Fair Scene
The science of disappearing
Music of the Future
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Hunting by Sucking, Long Ago
Message in a dinosaur's teeth
Supersight for a Dino King
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Distant Quake Changes Geyser Eruptions
Bugs with Gas
Detecting an Eerie Sea Glow
Spotty Survival
Easy Ways to Conserve Water
Shrimpy Invaders
Finding the Past
Traces of Ancient Campfires
The Puzzle of Ancient Mariners
A Human Migration Fueled by Dung?
Whale Sharks
Mako Sharks
Food and Nutrition
Recipe for Health
A Taste for Cheese
A Pepper Part that Burns Fat
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Who vs. That vs. Which
Order of Adjectives
Capitalization Rules
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Human Body
Germ Zapper
From Stem Cell to Any Cell
Prime Time for Broken Bones
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
How children learn
Children and Media
Spin, Splat, and Scramble
Einstein's Skateboard
The Mirror Universe of Antimatter
Assembling the Tree of Life
Cactus Goo for Clean Water
Getting the dirt on carbon
Gila Monsters
Space and Astronomy
Gravity Tractor as Asteroid Mover
Witnessing a Rare Venus Eclipse
Planet Hunters Nab Three More
Technology and Engineering
Switchable Lenses Improve Vision
Are Propellers Fin-ished?
Weaving with Light
The Parts of Speech
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
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Revving Up Green Machines
Flying the Hyper Skies
Recipe for a Hurricane
Arctic Melt
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What is a Verb?

The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predicate of a sentence.

In each of the following sentences, the verb or compound verb is highlighted:
Dracula bites his victims on the neck.
The verb "bites" describes the action Dracula takes.
In early October, Giselle will plant twenty tulip bulbs.
Here the compound verb "will plant" describes an action that will take place in the future.
My first teacher was Miss Crawford, but I remember the janitor Mr. Weatherbee more vividly.
In this sentence, the verb "was" (the simple past tense of "is") identifies a particular person and the verb "remember" describes a mental action.
Karl Creelman bicycled around the world in 1899, but his diaries and his bicycle were destroyed.
In this sentence, the compound verb "were destroyed" describes an action which took place in the past.
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