Verbs are words that express an action, occurrence, or a state of being.

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verb - Is there a word for 'de-acknowledging'?

Is there a singular word for the act of 'de-acknowledging' or 'removing an acknowledgement'. For context: I am creating a computer program with a list of issues. Issues can be acknowledged. But these ...
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is there a name for adjectives that end in -ive formed from verbs?

Examples include 'declarative', 'manipulative', 'accusative'. Is there a name for these adjectives that describe something of or related to their base verb?
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Connection of 2 actions (verb) in a sentence [on hold]

The lazy bees that account for almost 80% of the bee-hive population usually contribute little to the activities of the hive. I had find the flaw in the above sentence and the answer is that ...
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I don't know if It's the right way to write this sentence [on hold]

The sentence is the background music that's gone through Louis's mind when he discovered his love for Lestat" and I don't which verb forms would be correct in the relative clause and why.
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Using “to start” as a ditransitive verb

In the Song I Started a Joke by The Bee Gees (I recommend watching this cover – it's amazing), the lyrics contain phrases like […] which started the whole world crying […] This seems to be ...
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'lead to someone doing something' OR 'lead to someone's doing something'

Under the entry lead (v.), Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (5th edition) lists: lead to someone doing something example: His actions could lead to him losing his job. However, ...
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“If a son strike his father” - shouldn't it be “strikes”?

I am reading The Code of Hammurabi translated by Robert Francis Harper. Many times there are sentences in the format "if one do this, some action shall be done". Here's an example: If a son strike ...
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Does the “she was found in violation of…” <-> “she was violated” equivalence have a name?

This is a follow-up to this question: Why is "violated" being used as future perfect with a person as the object? At that question, it was established that there is a jargon/slang usage of ...
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Do I use “were”, “was”, or “is”? [on hold]

Sorry for the elementary question, but I am confused. Suppose I am telling someone about a conversation I had with a friend the previous day. Which would be correct? "I asked him if he were well" "I ...
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Difference between “depend” and “depends” [migrated]

Could someone explain me the difference between "Depend" and "Depends"? When I need to add the "s" at the end?
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Should we always use a prepositional object after an intransitive verb?

I arrived at home. I arrived home. Arrive is intransitive verb and it needs a prepositional object but 'home' is adverb of place and I think we can't use any preposition before it as we were ...
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Usage of presumed [migrated]

"Everyone presumed that I am weak person" Is this wrong? vs. "Everyone presumed that I was weak person" Is this always right?
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Does “intimate” = “imply + infer”? Or just “hint at”?

I'm not clear on how intimate (in verb form) is perceived. Until I looked it up, I never would have believed (never seen) it used with inanimate objects as subject...I thought to intimate something ...
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Why is “violated” being used as future perfect with a person as the object?

On Aviation StackExchange, I've seen these: I don't think you will be violated.. He was subsequently violated... Pilot [...] may now be violated for it. ... pilots have been violated... It seems ...
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Need help understanding Intransitive Verbs in these sentences

I know intransitive verbs are action verbs that have no receiver (or object), such as "She smiled." In the following sentence, "arrived" is the intransitive verb: "Huffing and puffing, we arrived at ...
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Names that are simultaneously verbs (and preferably don't share their etymology)? [closed]

My girlfriend yesterday asked me if I could think of any examples of names, in English, that are simultaneously verbs. We couldn't think of any good examples then (aside from "Hope" etc.), but today ...
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Is “change” being used as a verb in the following sentences?

I just want to make sure that these examples are correct. Is "change" being used as a verb in the following sentences? Her hair began to change to gray. It’s interesting to think about how ...
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Determine tense: I had owned a car in the past [closed]

I had owned a car in the past. What tense does the above sentence has? It's not present perfect (No "Have") It's not past perfect?
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What is the verb for knowing that I exist?

English is not my first language, therefore my vocabulary isn't so fabulous. I am describing the later stages of Alzheimer disease, and I am including some of the main key points. For this part ...
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You better vs. You have better

Which one is correct? You better visit your family. You have better visit your family. You had better visit your family.
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Verbs used as infintives

I want to go home. We come to help him. He was the first guy in our crowd to marry. Why "to go" is use as a noun vs. "to help" is used as an adverb vs. "to marry" is used as an adjective?
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What are the differences between the following sentences

When the statement is written... When the statement has written... Is the first sentence using "written" as an adjective? Is the second sentence using the perfect-present tense? Do the two ...
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What can you 'distort'? [closed]

You can distort facts, truth, images, signals. What else can you distort? Please give examples of using this verb.
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Present Perfect Tense - Determine usage case

Present Perfect has two usage case: Case A: Say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. Case B: To show that something started in the past and has continued up until now. How ...
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Verb Tenses - Context Examples

To help me to understand verb tenses better, I have created the following conversations between Sophia and John. What are the ways for Sophia to ask the questions in the "Perfect" tense and "Perfect ...
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Ellipsis (Gapping) and Prepositions

A simple example of ellipsis is: Peter likes to eat apples, and Mary oranges. (Peter likes to eat apples, and Mary [likes to eat] oranges.) Recently, I've been engaged in a debate about a ...
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Should I use present tense or past tense?

Should I use present tense (spans) or past tense (spanned) in the following example? "Dr X's service in providing data to the community {spans | spanned} across mission X (2003), mission Y ...
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How to say correctly in the past login or logined? [closed]

A person who perform login to site. This preson: "was login" to site "logined" to site Which version is correct?
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How do you describe a project should be advanced?

When you believe that a project should be advanced, which way(s) do you use out of following? Please also advise more native friendly expressions if you have. We will proceed with the project on ...
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Proper response to “Let's meet…” [closed]

What's the proper response to this Linda: "Let's meet outside the library." Lucy: "____" A. Is 6.30 all right? B. Yes, let's do it C. How about meeting again? D. I'd like to go to the ...
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The expression “Call off” as a meaning of “Postpone” [closed]

As a synonym of "postpone", "call off" can be used. But, I can't understand why "call off" has a meaning of "postpone". Please tell me its origin.
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Correct tense of verb [closed]

Is this correct? If you have graduated or is graduating from an accredited institution and desire to participate in the FWA Joint College/University Ceremony please contact.... I think it should ...
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“the sun goes down” vs “the sun go down” [migrated]

The quotation from Cambridge Advanced Dictionary When the sun goes down, it moves down in the sky until it cannot be seen > any more On summer evenings we would sit on the verandah and ...
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What is more appropriate: “weekly meet” or “weekly meeting”? [closed]

We as a group meet once a week, for which we want to create an invite. For that meeting invite, we are confused whether it should be called: "weekly meeting" or "weekly meet".
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Sentence Structure without verbs [migrated]

Can a sentence have no verbs in it? If I say "I went for a run yesterday" then I am using a verb (to run) but if I say "This is a door" then am I using any verbs in that sentence? You can argue that ...
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hydrate in the form of current tense [closed]

would the phrase "i'm hydrating" make sense? because the word hydrate in definition means: cause to absorb or combine with water. so is it actually correct usage of the word when said the phrase "i'm ...
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Past participle of “let <object> <verb>” [migrated]

The situation is where the phrase "let " is being used after "have", such that it is being used as a past participle. Such as: I should have let her know I should have let her known or ...
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Another verb for “speaks to”

I often hear the phrase 'speak to' used as a verb. For example, "This event speaks to the need for good communication" or "Samantha, can you please speak to these dot points?" It seems appropriate ...
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Dropping the 'ing'

I always remember many verbs ending in .....ing Swimming club/cap and shaving foam for example. I now see increased use of swim club and shave foam. Why has this happened, is it correct use of English ...
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how to construct complete formula for making wishes “I wish I had a car” He wishes He had a car

I am teaching and I am trying to figure out the form for the construction of wishes for my language analysis. I wish I had a car S1 + wish + S2 + (past simple) however I got a bit confused in how to ...
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reason for verbs ending with s when different pronouns are used wish vs wishes

I want to know what is the reason for I/You/we/they/ agreeing with wish/drive/walk/eat but he/she/it/John must be paired with wishes/drives/walks/eats. I thought it was because it was third person ...
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Is “aging” an adjective?

In the phrase the aging woman is aging an adjective or a verb used as an adjective?
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Word meaning “to make something erroneous”

What verb means "to make something erroneous or wrong"? The context is However, in the first trial of the experiment, the yeast was siphoned through the device into the other test tube, _____ing ...
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Can commensurate be used as a transitive verb?

I need to make two datasets commensurate. Can I "commensurate" them?
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How to properly use conjugate verbs using -est

Recently I have been confused on conjugating verbs in the 2nd person. I understand the 3rd person, -eth, but -est is a bit odd. example: He flies south / He flyeth south. But 2nd person? You fly ...
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variations for indicating “performed payment”

If we need to say(write) that "some program procedure checks if an advance payment has been performed". What would be the "best choice" in terms of most usable and preferable verbs for such case ...
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Can all dynamic (action) verbs be paired up with all existing prepositions to form compound verbs?, ie. “Throw- out,off,in, up, etc.”

I know that not all verbs can be compounded with all prepositions such as, "Believe-out, of, from, up, down." being a stative verb; and that action verbs can be paired up with lamost all prepositions. ...
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Think about ~~. 's answer is ?? I am or I do [closed]

I watch the drama, "Criminal Mind : Beyond Borders". In 3rd episode, investigator chasing the suspect who is going to suicide said "Think about your daughter!" Then the suspect answers "I AM" I am ...
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Create or re-create?

I'm wondering if 're-create' is a better word than 'create' in the following: The vegetarian chef is good at creating / re-creating meat dishes. I want to say the chef can make vegetarian dishes ...
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At this time should I use plural or singular verb? [migrated]

Is the following sentence correct? "Each of our products are guaranteed" I'm assuming it's correct since the phrase "each of them" is plural