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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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I recently came across this term while examining a set of properties in a JSON feed relating to a startup company: ... "deadpooled_year": null, "deadpooled_month": null, "deadpooled_day": null, …
asked Dec 16 '11 by Robusto
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Mark Twain said, Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. Could he have used consists of there instead of consists in and …
asked Dec 29 '12 by Robusto
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If I want the room in darkness, and wish to announce my intent, I would say I'm going to turn off the light. But occasionally here in America I hear people say I'm going to close the light. …
asked Apr 16 '11 by Robusto
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Non-na­tive speak­ers of­ten get con­fused about what the var­i­ous tens­es and as­pects mean in English. With in­put from some of the folk here I've put to­geth­er a di­a­gram that I hope will pro­v …
asked Apr 20 '11 by Robusto