- I am eating an apple that tastes strange.
- I bought a house in this neighbourhood, because I know it will sell for a lot of money in the future.
- I followed your cooking instructions, but still the onions browned strangely.
Are these bolded words verbs? Because there seems to be something strange about them:
"I taste too much salt, when I eat your food" seems to be me actively doing something (tasting). What the heck does it mean for an apple to "taste", then?
"I sold you a car" seems to be me actively doing something (selling). What the heck does it mean for a house to "sell", then?
1. Are the bolded words verbs?
2. Is my observation correct that these bolded words seem strange, almost "not active"? Is there a linguistic concept for these kind of words?