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comment Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
“You should wear more clothes!” is completely unexceptional English by my idiolect. (Middle aged Australian from Melbourne.)
Sep
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revised What do you call a disgusting mixture you don't want to drink?
single word and phrase request tags since number of discrete words needed is not a listed requirement
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revised Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
an -> a
Sep
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comment Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
I'm a native English speaker. I understand the logic but I'm asking about the senses. In fact your example is flawed because both drive and get into are dynamic/active verbs. Whether a verb/sense is dynamic or stative is independent of its semantic and logic. But I accept that most people are probably unaware of concepts like active/dynamic/stative verbs. Perhaps this question is better suited to linguistics.SE.
Aug
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comment Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
I haven't used the term "static" anywhere. I originally used the term "active verb" but found that on both Wikipedia and linguistics.stackexchange the term "dynamic verb" seemed to be preferred so I went back and edited the wording of my question here.
Aug
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comment Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
@PeterShor: I did struggle to think up an example. But here's the kind of thing I can find on Google Books: Wear your seat belt, wear a helmet, and wear knee and elbow pads. Wear a life jacket, wear sunscreen, and protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Wear a jacket, a scarf, hat, gloves, or mittens when it's cold.
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revised Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
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revised Is “have” as in “I have to go” a stative verb or a dynamic verb?
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revised Is “he plays the piano” stative or dynamic?
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revised Can an adjective follow dynamic verbs (“leave”, “declare”)?
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revised Is “made” in this sense stative or dynamic?
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revised Stative and Dynamic Verbs
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revised Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
more including wikipedia on dynamic vs stative verbs and imperatives
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comment Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
This thread on our linguistics sister site may be of some interest regarding English verbs beyond lexicography: English verbs - how many types/classifications?
Aug
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
Aug
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comment Stative and Dynamic Verbs
@JohnLawler: According to Wikipedia, dynamic verb is the main term and active verb is a synonym redirected to it. With the usual grain of salt with which to take Wikipedia, of course.
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revised Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
change "active" to "dynamic" and link to wikipedia articles on the terms