Questions tagged [lexical-verbs]

For questions about all verb types except auxiliary verbs. Lexical verbs are "content" verbs, expressing a state, action, etc. while auxiliary verbs are "function" verbs, adding grammatical or functional meaning.

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Lexical issue - the words “close” and “far” in terms of time

I need some help with a lexical issue. In my native language we have one word that means "close" both in terms of distance (meters etc) and in terms of distance in time. The same goes for "far" and ...
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What is the name of such sentence in English syntax? (Pronoun + auxiliary verb + noun / adjective)

What is the name of such sentence in English syntax? Pronoun + auxiliary verb (or lexical verb) + noun / adjective No verb in the sentence. for example: I am a student or I am shy I ...
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Can past tense come after present lexical verb? (“Are clothes sold?”, “We are paid.”)

Can past tense come after present lexical verb? Is it correct to put past tense at the back of 'ARE', e.g "are clothes sold cheaply over there", or "we are not paid yet"?
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complement of lexical verb 'dare'

"Never mind that, do you think he remembers what You-Know-Who looks like?" Their mother suddenly became very stern. "I forbid you to ask him, Fred. No, don't you dare. As though he needs ...
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Is forming phrasal verbs using names rather than lexical verbs commonly accepted?

The Lunar Module separated the descent stage and fired the ascent engine to climb back into orbit. After reading the above sentence I began wondering if forming phrasal verbs using names rather than ...