Verbs of sensation，又名為 verbs of perception，是指那些和我們知覺（如聽覺，視覺，觸覺等）相關的動詞。它們包括：watch, see, observe, listen, hear, smell, feel, notice, etc.
用 verbs of sensation 作句時，學生常犯如下面的錯誤：
I heard her played the piano.
因為見到 "hear" 用了過去式的 "heard"，就以為句子中所有動詞都要用過去式。
請記著，verbs of sensation 隨後的動詞，我們用原形動詞 (bare infinitive) 或現在分詞 (present participle) 來帶出。
I smell something burning!
She heard him call her earlier today.
I see him passing the post office every day.
He saw me leave the house.
The policeman saw him steal from the shop.
I felt the ground shaking.
They beheld stars shining in the sky.