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

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What is Actual Difference on Began and Begun [on hold]

When searched for this I found a site is referring this "began is the past ‘simple’verb of begin and begun is only used for past ‘participles.’", Cant get what they are trying to mention on this
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Does this sentence exceeds verb? [on hold]

This disease at least likely to spread around other countries have many people. I just wonder whether this sentence mentioned above exceeds verb or not?
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Past Participle of Outbound?

I was just wondering is there a past participle of outbound? Outbounded sounds incorrect or is there another word I should use. The usage is in the context of "we had 4 outbound packages today"? Any ...
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verb + direction/location - is there a name for this common combination?

Apologies if this is off topic or has been answered before, but I can't find the answer to my question. We commonly encounter verbs that have a direction/location added to them to change the meaning, ...
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be + to + verb and be + verb

What's the difference between the following sentences? All I wanted was + to + break your walls All you ever did was + wreck me One of them with to but the other one without to. And Could ...
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Is there a terminology for verbs describing the subject?

Is there a terminology for verbs describing the state of an subject? For example: He is a man He suffers from headache He lives in America He loves swimming As compare to an action against an ...
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Can you “slide your finger across a word”?

How would you explain users of a mobile game how to use this feature ? I have a few ideas but I fear they might not sound natural to native English speakers: "Display the definition of any word by ...
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(be + to + verb) Grammar [duplicate]

This question destroys my mind so finally I want to know the answer. All I have to do is + to + verb or All I have to do is + verb Which one is correct, and can't the wrong one be correct ...
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An exception are or is?

This is forbidden. An exception is/are situations where you... The word exception is singular but the word situations that follows is plural. Also I'm not sure what is the subject and what is the ...
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Verb “escape”: with or without preposition? [on hold]

I have already seen the verb "escape" with preposition ("from") and without. Is one of the uses the correct?
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What is the grammatical construction behind the word “climbing” in the phrase “climbing wall” or the word “running” in the phrase “running” shoes?

I am curious about the grammar behind the word "climbing" in the phrase "climbing wall" (or the word "running" in the phrase "running shoes," etc). I first thought it was an adjective describing the ...
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Verb for gradual learning

While reading through an open source book I read the following sentence: This chapter covers basic Elm syntax that is important to get familiar with. I may be nitpicking (no, I am nitpicking, ...
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Difference between Keep on+V-ing and Keep+V-ing

Please help me to find out the answer. Am I right if I say I keep on walking in this dark way? or I keep walking in this dark way? What is the difference between the two sentences?
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Mass measuring vs Measuring mass

I have a table of Measuring Equipment, which is NOT in English. There is a column called Parameter Measured, where the following is specified: Refractive index measuring Mass Measuring Optical ...
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Why is the “to” in “we may see the price to rise” is wrong?

My friend is trying to tell me that the use of "to" in the sentence "we may see the price to rise" (meaning "we expect the price to rise" or "we may see the price rise") is correct. I'm fairly certain ...
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Singular form of the verb when there are other verbs with ing

When you are writing a sentence like "embracing the variety of human beings brings you happiness", why do you have to write the verb in a singular form?
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Looking for a verb that means the same as this proverb.

After black clouds, clear weather. I'm looking for a verb for 'clear weather' here. I want to comfort someone but by using a verb that carries the meaning of this. That there will be relief and ...
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What is the difference between hand in, turn in and hand over?

What is the difference between these verbs. In which context should I use which? I think that these verbs may be interchangeable, but not all the times. For example: I turned in my homework to the ...
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linking vs action verb

In the sentence "Brianna was voted the co-captain" is "was voted" a linking or action verb phrase? I believe it is action and "co-captain" is the direct object (co-captain as a title/position), but it ...
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Is there a verb that means “to make someone realise”

I'm writing a sentence that I believe would sound and read better if there was a verb for it. The stress management program both decreased additional cardiac events, and made them realise what ...
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What is the correct passive form of the word “checker”?

I'm not a native speaker. Earlier today I struggled to find the passive form of "checker", that is, the one who was checked. Maybe more precisely, the one who received the checking. My context is a ...
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What are the levels of proficiency in english and the vocubulary subsets at each level [closed]

What are the levels of proficiency in english and the vocubulary subsets at each level. As in how many words should a person know at each level of english proficiency and is there a reference list of ...
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“can” vs. “could”

"This case report suggests that a lung embolism CAN/COULD occur in a patient with no pulmonary vulnerabilities." Which of these verbs is correct in this sentence?
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One word synonymous to display of power

I need one single word that is synonymous to "bold display of power/might/hold/domination in some place" .It would be much appreciated if someone can provide me a noun otherwise a verb will also do ...
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Difference between “He does work” and “He works” [duplicate]

Which is the difference between use does or add s to verb? Example: "He does work" and "He works"
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Non-drug synonym for “gack”

I do not and have never used "meth" or any of its variants. It is horrible stuff. Imo, drugs should only be prescribed by a doctor to resolve a health-related need. One of my very nerdly friends ...
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Usage of the English language in judgements [closed]

Having read judgements, again and again, I keep stumbling upon this construction which really irritates me, as I do not understand how people so well-educated can use the verb find in its wrong form. ...
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Is this sentence grammatical: “all there is, are idiolects?” [duplicate]

Someone please explain why singular to plural to singular is correct. In my opinion, this makes no sense. Edit for clarification of what I'm asking: My point is that double linking verbs are not OK ...
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I'd like to know if this is a grammatically correct sentence. “I determined to go back to college.”

I know that I can say, I was determined to go back to college., And also that I can use a synonym, but I'd like to know if the above is correct and why/why not. I feel like one is an intent and one a ...
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What is the English term, when someone provides truthful 'extra' information in support to promote own propaganda?

Though the title asks the main question, I will give an example. Imagine a tabloid, which wants to defame a famous personality, say Abraham Lincoln or Michael Jackson. The writers know that, just ...
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Can you commemorate something new?

I mostly see the word "commemorate" used for people or events in the past. To me it makes most sense in the context of something historical, recurring or continuous. Can you also commemorate ...
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“Operate” on fossil fuels vs “Run” on fossil fules [closed]

Example sentence: Since our obsolete power stations still run on fossil fuels, they emit substantial amounts of greenhouse gases. Would it be more formal, if it is changed into the following ...
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Difference between “was already” and “has already been”

What are differences between the following sentences? The package has already been received. The package was already received.
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Subject- Verb Agreement [duplicate]

Which of the two sentences below is correct? (i) Three hours is a long time. (ii) Three hours are a long time.
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Early Modern English - How Many Uses of Conjugated Verbs in a Single Sentence

Using Early Modern English, can I have more than one conjugated verb in a sentence? For example, would I be more correct to say, "Thinkest thou that thou could take us to see him?" (Note that only ...
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Does the verb 'to provide' collocate with the word 'feature'?

In a computer science report, is it correct to say the following sentence: A certain package provides multiple features. In other words, does the verb to provide collocate with the word feature? ...
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Did all regular/irregular verbs arise from the same two sources? [migrated]

I'd like to confirm something that I read long ago in a since-forgotten source. I'm not sure if it was an accepted theory, fact or just a marginalized idea. But, essentially, the story goes: There ...
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Tense of verb after conjunction

Jumping straight into my question, consider these two sentences: He had finished the recitation and closed the book. He had finished the recitation and had closed the book. Which of the above two ...
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comma between subject and verb

'Apples, oranges, kiwis, etc., are possible fruits to eat in this country.' 'Apples, oranges, kiwis, etc., all are possible fruits to eat in this country.' 'Apples, oranges, kiwis, etc. are possible ...
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What is the antonym of the verb “equip”?

I know some words like unclothe and disrobe but these verbs refer to taking clothes off, I'm looking for a more accurate verb antonym of the verb equip, meaning taking weapons off. More Context In a ...
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Is it ok to use “follow” to start a sentence as an object? [closed]

I saw a sentence earlier today: Follow this checklist prior to embarking on your next camping trip to help you avoid running into problems during your trip away. I have a couple questions ...
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Is there a specific term for the cognate verb(s) of a noun?

Or vice versa. Or perhaps a name for the pair itself? For example: hold an opinion make a complaint offer an apology Also, where might I find a list of such pairs? EDIT: I chose my title ...
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Offer me (something) or offer (something) for me?

I have an issue with the usage of the word offer. This particular sentence below is giving me a headache. I am positive that these two subjects can offer me the best opportunities, as I take ...
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Third person singular verb for plural noun?

I recently saw the following image: Hipsters is what happens when you tell every child they're special. I saw many people comment on the fact that it should be "are/happen" and not ...
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Informal usage of the word “deliver”

I am accompanying some of my friend to somewhere and I want to talk about it with someone else. For example, "I delivered him/her to the airport." But I'm not sure whether that's common in ...
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“come out”: Verb + ING or To + Verb, and why? [duplicate]

Is "being" in the right form in the sentence below? A lot of such things come out being very, very overvalued or is it... A lot of such things come out to be very, very overvalued
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How to use 'is Supposed to' or 'was supposed to' [closed]

Apparently Mary was supposed to be an insomniac.
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“kindly request that something IS cancelled”, or “WILL BE cancelled?” [duplicate]

Which is the correct usage? We kindly request that the phone line is cancelled. We kindly request that the phone line will be cancelled.
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The meaning of the word “decanter”?

I have looked up the word decanter in several dictionaries to find a meaning that matches its use in the sentence below, but I failed. In a problem-based learning setting, teachers need to ...
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Meaning of “mulling a factory”?

A Japanese newspaper partly held by Toyota reported a month later that the carmaker was mulling a factory in Brazil for production of the same car. [Source] I couldn't find a phrase 'mulling ...