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Random Verb

There are times when you need to get more specific than a random word and that's when you might want to use the random verb generator. With each visit to the page, one of over a thousand random verbs will appear for you. If you want to see another one all you need to do is click the "next verb" button to generate another. For those who would like to have a bit control over which verbs appear such as determining the first letter, last letter, syllable length, and verb length, you can find those by following the link to this more advanced verb generator.

What Is a Verb?

What is a verb? The simple answer is a verb is the action word or words found in a sentence that describes what the subject in the sentence is doing. There are two main types of verbs: action verbs (sometimes called dynamic verbs) and state of being verbs (sometimes called linking verbs).

Action Verbs

Action verbs are verbs where an action is being done or can be demonstrated. These are fairly easy to identify in a sentence because some sort of action is taking place. Some common examples of action verbs would be run, listen, cry, and deliver.

State of Being Verbs

State of being verbs are verbs that describe a position or property. These verbs are usually more difficult for most people to identify in a sentence than action verbs. Some common examples of state of being verbs would be words such as depend, exist and belong.

While it may not be obvious to most why someone might want to generate random verbs, there are a number of compelling reasons why people come to this tool to use it. Here are some of the more common ways this tool gets used.

Writing Creativity

Using this tool can be an excellent way to force a writer to use their creativity. A basic way is to come to the page and use the random verb as the focus to write a paragraph. Since the verb generated is completely random and you'll have no idea what it might be, it'll force you to get your creative writing juices flowing to get the paragraph down on paper. Using this tool is an easy and effective way to start your day of writing with a bit of creativity.

Overcoming Writers' Block

Anyone who has had writers' block knows how difficult it can be to overcome. Sometimes the best way to defeat it is to simply get some words down on paper. Often times the act of writing, even if it's something completely different than the writing that's causing the writers' block, can help chip away and get you back into a writing routine. Starting with a random verb can be a great way to do this. Take the verb and use it in a sentence. Then try to make the sentence a bit more colorful. Then take that sentence and turn it into a paragraph. Many times you can then take the writing that you've started and put it towards the writing project that was giving you trouble.

Brainstorming

Using the random verb generator is also a wonderful way to help with brainstorming sessions. When creativity is stuck sometimes an unexpected word can help to get the creativity going again. Whatever your brainstorming session is about, going through a number of random verbs can help you look at the topic in a different light than you had in the past. This is turn may allow you to find different or more beneficial solutions to the issue at hand.

These are a few of the many different ways that this tool gets commonly used. The best way to see if it may be beneficial for what you're trying to accomplish is to actually use it for a short period of time. By taking the time to try it for yourself, you should quickly find if it can be helpful for your needs.

For those who do use this generator, we'd appreciate you taking a moment to let us know by emailing us exactly how you're using it. We're often surprised at how our tools end up getting used in ways that we never even considered. Understanding how different people use the tool can help us make adjustments to it so it can be more beneficial to all. Any ideas or suggestions you have about this random verb generator would be greatly appreciated.

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