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Using Verbs With Inanimate Objects

I have two ways to write the same sentence: The writing sings. The writing is musical. To me, the first sounds a lot better. It's better, I think, because I'm using a verb to describe what the ...
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Did Old English have a middle voice or mediopassive voice?

I've read that Icelandic and Old Norse have a middle voice, so I wanted to know if either or both of these distinct grammatical features existed in Old English. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Why isn't the verb to be used: The house sold for more than expected. [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand the construction of these two sentences and would appreciate any help/thoughts: The house sold for more than expected. The house fetched more than expected. To me ...
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What is the name for the 'object' of a middle voice? [duplicate]

In the sentence 'John weighed the letter', the letter is the direct object of the predicate weighed. In the sentence 'The letter was blue', blue is a predicative nominal. In the sentence 'The letter ...