Verbs make sentences. They make them very rich, exciting, engaging, captivating, interesting or they bore us to tears. “Why have a character go when he could gambol, shamble, lumber, lurch, sway, swagger or sashay?” says Constance Hale in her New York Times article called “Make-or-Break Verbs.”
Indeed, why? Obvious, isn’t it? Just reading her question conjures more emotion and action than your average question. What great verbs! In your opinion, do verbs deserve this high praise?