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Questions tagged [verbs]

This tag is for questions about verbs. Verbs are words that express an action, occurrence, or a state of being. Add this tag to single-word-requests if you are looking for a verb. Add the tag word-usage if you are asking about the usage of the verb.

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The Use of Verb Phares [on hold]

my name is Dendi. Would you like to help me to answer this blank sentence? "It is just easy not to deposit your money at the ATM, no waiting in line. Just ______ your PIN there and the money comes out....
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Verbs followed by a description \ 2 Verbs in a row

I have a question regarding the usage of Verb-ing and V1 when we have 2 verbs in a row, or a verb with a description. For example: "My mom doesn't let me bring a cat home." "Let's go eat." "I ...
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Should the verb “die” be used in the present simple tense when talking about an individual?

There's this quote from the game Batman: Arkham Origins in which there's the phrase "She dies" which Ferris says about Mr. Freeze's wife Nora, who's suffering an uncurable disease. Shouldn't it be ...
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Proper firm of past tense of ‘to be looking for’ when wandering off browsing internet?

When, googling for a specific meaning of something, the first click sends one off into the woods of interesting topics that are irrelevant to the original question, there comes a moment one realises ...
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interested to work with vs. interested in working with

Which is correct? I am also interested in working with Dr. A and Dr. B. or I am also interested to work with Dr. A and Dr. B. Thanks.
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Is it correct to simplify common verbs in an ordered sentence?

Today, I came across a sentence pattern in a well-accepted technical document, as follows: Their X1 are too A1, their X2 too A2, and their X3 too A3. Is it correct to use only one are in this ...
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About perfect particle clauses [closed]

How do I form a correct perfect particle clauses sentence? Do these sentences mean the same thing? Or does changing the verb change the meaning? Can I still use the present perfect I have presumed in ...
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What other verbs could I use to say that the fragrance from one person “gets” onto another person? [closed]

Another person can smell the same with the one that comes in close contact.
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Verb usage alongside “neither” [duplicate]

I've been using Grammarly to improve as a writer, and it has corrected a sentence of mine to the following: Neither of those hobbies involves putting your life at risk, so neither should swimming. ...
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What is “What is does allow is”?

Context: A degree does not change your potential to make an impact on the world. If you want to dive head first into a problem and solve it, go for it. Nothing is stopping you. What is does allow is ...
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Does the verb “beware” imply that the risk to avoid is going to harm the first or second person and never a third one?

The definition of beware is: Be cautious and alert to risks or dangers. OK, so there is a risk or danger someone needs to avoid, but who is the one in risk? In the sentence Beware of the dog ...
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Scam someone out of something

I read it on the following sentence: ... to scam people out of their cash. I didn't find any entries on "scam out of" as a phrasal verb in online dictionaries. Should I interpret "scam" and "out ...
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What's a verb for putting other's problems down? [closed]

I'm trying to describe a situation where people put themselves before other's problems. It needs to be a verb :) Thanks
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misusage of verb “grow”

Why the persistent usage of grow as a transitive verb, as in "My efforts will grow the church?" The only things you can grow with an object thereafter are plants/flowers/trees, if you are a gardener. ...
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Word for when we accidentally invert the syllabic utterances of words?

Today, during a conversation, one of my friends accidentally inverted the syllables of the word "bookmarks" as "markbooks." Then I immediately thought about describing such a mistake in speaking. I ...
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Question on “work” follows with a verb

I am writing to inquire the correctness of the following sentence: both work rely on this technique Or both work relies on this technique. While the first one seems more grammarly correct, I do ...
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Verb for the noun “outreach” as a form of science promotion

The noun outreach is often used to describe a form of scientific education to the public as a sort of promotion of scientific projects, e.g. at NASA or here for the Square Kilometer Array Telescope. ...
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Are incomplete verb and linking verb are the same?

Are incomplete verb and linking verb are the same? The definition I found on incomplete verb is "A verb is incomplete if it does not create a complete thought with a subject only." Linking verb ...
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Is there a word that adds more tension to “contemplate”?

I think contemplate might work, but I am wanting to add more tension to it. Trying to communicate the idea of reflecting/thinking/exploring one's thoughts and feelings on a subject (spiritual in ...
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What is a strong verb that means to vulnerably (bravely) expose? [closed]

I am looking for an active verb that communicates the idea of taking great risk to share intimate desires of your heart for the sake of the greater good, love, connection, etc... It must be positive, ...
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The link to a subtitled version or the link for a subtitles version?

I was writting a post on Facebook and I didn't know how to write this properly: -This is the link to a subtitled version or -This is the link for a subtitled version A few months ago a modern ...
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To notify someone upon something

When telling someone that you are going to notify him as soon as something has expired, is it grammatically accurate to say "I'll notify you upon expiry" or should I use "notify of" as per this ...
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“To be” as a state

In Catalan and in Spanish we have two verbs: "ser" and "estar" . Both translate into English as "to be". One of the uses of "estar" is to say that something is in a certain state or place. So, for ...
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“is believed to still be” or “is believed to be still”

I wonder which of the following is correct. It is believed to still be efficiently solvable. and It is believed to be still efficiently solvable.
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Pretend like vs pretend that

I want to know if there's any difference in meaning between the two sentences below: "I pretended like it was a small confusion." "I pretended that it was a small confusion." I'm not a native ...
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type of usage with determiner

A determiner serves to express the reference of that noun or noun phrase in the context. Highs & Lows, an addicts path to recovery. Highs & Lows: addicts path to recovery. So is the second ...
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Which of the two words sounds more natural and common to native speakers? “Though merging/merged…” [migrated]

You know that the word 'merge' is both transitive and instransitive. Then in the following sentence, which of the two sounds more natural and common to native speakers? And why? Though (merging/...
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Can I say brute-forceable?

I was thinking about using the word brute-forceable to describe something that is able to be brute-forced. I know that brute-force is a verb, and that certain verbs, such as bear or break can be ...
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Use of modal verbs in narration

I often come across the following usage of modal verbs in novels: "But Turing would die before completing and publishing his final musings". Why not simple past like "But Turing died before completing ...
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Does this sentence have three verbs?

"Just forget the egg for a minute, all right?" Harry hissed as Professor Flitwick went whizzing resignedly past them, landing on top of a large cabinet? Are the three verbs hissed, whizzing, and ...
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What the difference between install & installing in that case?

I have the following sentences: Turn off the internet connection before install the program. Turn off the internet connection before installing the program. Install and installing are verbs so, ...
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What does “mansplaining” mean?

I am trying to prepare myself to going into the international social space. In doing so, I saw the video: Feminist "Mansplaining" Video Goes Wrong and I do not understand something: What is ...
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What is the difference in the usage and meaning of ‘prohibit’ and ‘bar’? [closed]

Is there any difference between ‘prohibit’ and ‘bar’ when the two words are used to express the meaning ‘to stop officially from doing sth’?
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Type of usage in these examples

By freeing ourselves from conventions, we see things more clearly. By freeing ourselves from confinement we embrace freedom. Do both of these require the comma. Do these form complete sentences? Why?...
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definition of this example

"his ideas for bettering the lot of the millhands" How would you describe this type of clause? Source: after google definition of bettering
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A question about verb [closed]

I am quite new to grammar and I read this somewhere. Micky Mouse was featured in a movie. Now the answer says Verb is was featured not featured?? but why? thanks
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“currently is a …” or “is currently a …”

I'm not sure which statement is more correct. John has been with the team since 2010 and is currently a senior researcher OR John has been with the team since 2010 and currently is a senior ...
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“doomed to” + noun or infinitive?

I know the phrase "doomed to failure" exists. I also found someone here who suggests that both, "doomed to failure" and "doomed to fail" can be used for a specific situation: "I'm doomed to failure"...
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Is it possible to say “to refund (an amount) to an order”?

I sent a Customer a partial refund. I want to inform her using the verb to refund + a preposition. Considering my native language, I would say I've just refunded $20 to your order. According to my ...
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Should the verb “impact” be always followed by “on”?

Nowadays, we often see the word impact being used as a verb. My question is, should it be always followed by the preposition on? Oxford Dictionaries gives the following example: The cuts will ...
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Distinction in these examples

What is the difference between a supplemental noun phrase and a absolute clause? In these examples and in general. Is it just the non-finite nature of the second example? Are they not serving a ...
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Is there a name for a word which is a noun and also an unrelated verb?

There are many true homonym pairs where one of the words is a noun and the other is an verb. Example: Bear as a noun: The bear is a furry carnivorous mammal, different species of which can be ...
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You can say cometh/commeth and you can say hast come but not hast cometh, why? [closed]

Why is it wrong to say/write hast cometh and it's perfectly fine to say hast come?
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How should an imperative sentence with multiple verb phrases and differing prepositions be worded?

The following are two version of a tagline. Ask questions and share your unique knowledge about trains with the hobbyist community. and Ask questions about and share your unique knowledge on ...
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Type of usage/mood

jail house rock peaks. (the record jail house rock peaks) titantic sinks (the ship the titanic) Carter for president film flops Family flowers only please. What do we ...
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What kind of verb should be used in order to say that something has increased or created inefficiency?

What kind of verb should be used in order to say that something has increased or created inefficiency? Maybe generate or produce? Edit: I'm asking this because created or increased inefficiency ...
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What a web link does? What verb to use? [closed]

The sentence: "The 'Contact us' link in the navigation bar ... to an error page" (When you click it you get an error page) Does it directs to / points to / refers to / leads to / ... may be there is ...
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consider + infinitive

I know that we may say "consider doing it" Can we also use an infinitive after consider: "consider to do it" and if so, in what sense?
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The use of seem

‘It seemed that they had visited the place before’ should be changed to a sentence starting with ‘They seemed’. I came up with They seemed to have had visited the place before, but am not sure whether ...
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Prepositional verb structure - “[rely] [on John]” or “[rely on] [John]”

It is difficult to determine the correct consituent structure of prepositional verbs, such as rely on someone. Either on someone forms a constituent to the exclusion of rely, as in (1), or rely on ...