Command Words & Action Verbs

Command Words & Action Verbs 

Command words or action verbs, are the words and phrases used in exams and other assessment tasks that tell students how they should answer the question. 

How command words / action verbs are used may vary from subject to subject. 

Some common command words / action verbs used in examinations include the following: 

Subject Specific - Action Verbs at Junior Cycle 

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