“Why indeed must ''God'' be a noun? Why not a verb—the most active and dynamic of all.”—Mary DalyBased on the evidence of the billion-word Oxford English Corpus, the most frequently used verbs found in writing around the world include:
This verb list expresses basic concepts. The bolded words in the list above are weak verbs to delete and replace. To improve your writing, consider finding other words instead of the top 25 most used verbs.
Weak verbs form their past tense by adding –ed. Strong or active verbs form their past tense by changing a vowel, i.e., swim, swam, swum, or other changes, i.e. fly, flew, flown.