Which sentence has a strong verb?

A. I went to the diner yesterday.
B. The mail room staff collected outgoing correspondence.
C. I was in my room when the phone rang.
D. I ate dinner.

1 Answer


Choice B


A strong verb is a verb that, by its use, adds a lot of meaning to a sentence. For instance, I can write:

I ate dinner.

What do you know about my eating dinner, other than I did it? Nothing. But if I write:

I devoured dinner.

you now know that I didn't just pick at my meal.

Ok - now to the question.

Of the four sentences, the only one that is correct is B:

The mail room staff collected outgoing correspondence

I've bolded the verb.