Weak verbs and Strong Verbs

Weak Verbs

  • Am
  • Are
  • Be
  • Been
  • Being
  • Can
  • Could
  • Did
  • Do
  • Does
  • Had
  • Has
  • Have
  • Is
  • May
  • Might
  • Must
  • Shall
  • Should
  • Was
  • Were
  • Will
  • Would
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strong verbs

1. State-of-being verbs

These are passive as opposed to powerful:

  • Is
  • Am
  • Are
  • Was
  • Were
  • Be
  • Being
  • Been
  • Have
  • Has
  • Had
  • Do

The Strong Verbs List

  • Absorb
  • Advance
  • Advise
  • Alter
  • Amend
  • Amplify
  • Attack
  • Balloon
  • Bash
  • Batter
  • Beam
  • Beef
  • Blab
  • Blast
  • Bolt
  • Boost
  • Brief
  • Broadcast
  • Brood
  • Burst
  • Bus
  • Bust
  • Capture
  • Catch
  • Charge
  • Chap
  • Chip
  • Clasp
  • Climb
  • Clutch
  • Collide
  • Command
  • Commune
  • Cower
  • Crackle
  • Crash
  • Crave
  • Crush
  • Dangle
  • Dash
  • Demolish
  • Depart
  • Deposit
  • Detect
  • Deviate
  • Devour
  • Direct
  • Discern
  • Discover
  • Dismantle
  • Download
  • Drag
  • Drain
  • Drip
  • Drop
  • Eavesdrop
  • Engage
  • Engulf
  • Enlarge
  • Ensnare
  • Envelop
  • Erase
  • Escort
  • Expand
  • Explode
  • Explore
  • Expose
  • Extend
  • Extract
  • Eyeball
  • Fight
  • Fish
  • Fling
  • Fly
  • Frown
  • Fuse
  • Garble
  • Gaze
  • Glare
  • Gleam
  • Glisten
  • Glitter
  • Gobble
  • Govern
  • Grasp
  • Gravitate
  • Grip
  • Groan
  • Grope
  • Growl
  • Guide
  • Gush
  • Hack
  • Hail
  • Heighten
  • Hobble
  • Hover
  • Hurry
  • Ignite
  • Illuminate
  • Inspect
  • Instruct
  • Intensify
  • Intertwine
  • Impart
  • Jostle
  • Journey
  • Lash
  • Launch
  • Lead
  • Leap
  • Locate
  • Lurch
  • Lurk
  • Magnify
  • Mimic
  • Mint
  • Moan
  • Modify
  • Multiply
  • Muse
  • Mushroom
  • Mystify
  • Notice
  • Notify
  • Obtain
  • Oppress
  • Order
  • Paint
  • Park
  • Peck
  • Peek
  • Peer
  • Perceive
  • Picture
  • Pilot
  • Pinpoint
  • Place
  • Plant
  • Plop
  • Pluck
  • Plunge
  • Poison
  • Pop
  • Position
  • Power
  • Prickle
  • Probe
  • Prune
  • Realize
  • Recite
  • Recoil
  • Refashion
  • Refine
  • Remove
  • Report
  • Retreat
  • Reveal
  • Reverberate
  • Revitalize
  • Revolutionize
  • Revolve
  • Rip
  • Rise
  • Ruin
  • Rush
  • Rust
  • Saunter
  • Scamper
  • Scan
  • Scorch
  • Scrape
  • Scratch
  • Scrawl
  • Seize
  • Serve
  • Shatter
  • Shepherd
  • Shimmer
  • Shine
  • Shock
  • Shrivel
  • Sizzle
  • Skip
  • Skulk
  • Slash
  • Slide
  • Slink
  • Slip
  • Slump
  • Slurp
  • Smash
  • Smite
  • Snag
  • Snarl
  • Sneak
  • Snowball
  • Soar
  • Spam
  • Sparkle
  • Sport
  • Sprinkle
  • Stare
  • Starve
  • Steal
  • Steer
  • Storm
  • Strain
  • Stretch
  • Strip
  • Stroll
  • Struggle
  • Stumble
  • Supercharge
  • Supersize
  • Surge
  • Survey
  • Swell
  • Swipe
  • Swoon
  • Tail
  • Tattle
  • Toddle
  • Transfigure
  • Transform
  • Travel
  • Treat
  • Trim
  • Trip
  • Trudge
  • Tussle
  • Uncover
  • Unearth
  • Untangle
  • Unveil
  • Usher
  • Veil
  • Wail
  • Weave
  • Wind
  • Withdraw
  • Wreck
  • Wrench
  • Wrest
  • Wrestle
  • Wring
  • Yank
  • Zing
  • Zap
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