Questions tagged [verbs]

A verb is a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.

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Is it wrong to ask someone “Call me something” if you do need the requested thing?

I'll try to make myself more clear. For example, as I know, we can say: "Give me a book", "Send me a message", "Buy me a flower", "Bring me the cat" et cetera. ...
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When to use “is” and “was”?

I was strolling on the Wikipedia page and saw phrases like "She is a two-time Academy Award nominee" and "He was the champion of 2015 competition" I would like to ask which one is correct? ...
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Add something in, into or on Google Docs?

What preposition is most suitable referring to the verb add and the object Google Docs? I've just added an essay in, into or on Google Docs?
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What is the meaning of I have been broken

If you see, I was broken makes sense to me. It means you're having a very difficult time due to say some tragedy. But I want to say it like Once you are broken, it will always xyz. But to me, it seems ...
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Verbs in these sentences

In the sentence “I went jogging” am I correct in thinking “went” is the verb? And jogging a gerund? In the sentence “David jogs for a mile every day” Jogs is the verb? In the sentence “David had ...
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Can a verb be “both” singular or plural

As the grammar says, we should always use a singular verb with a singular noun and a plural verb with a plural noun. We say: I speak. He speaks. Are they both (speak and speaks) singular ...
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Why does the verb 'get' occur in these sentences?

Let's look at the following sentences. I got bored while watching serials. His father got him the mobile. She got married to John. Why does the verb 'get' occur in these sentences? The first sentence ...
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Is “to have been working” a correct form? [closed]

Can I say “I appreciate the opportunity to have been working with you”? My friend is leaving a job and wants to write a note to a colleague.
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The person was made particularly understood not to enter the premise due to its extensive renovation

Is the phrase made particularly understood? grammatically correct? Apparently, my grammar checker checked it correct. Or is the correct sentence That person was particularly made to ...
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Subjunctive mood in the past tense

If I organise an event and allow only people who bought a ticket, how do I construct a sentence with "require" and the subjunctive mood to express the requirement? We require that everybody bought a ...
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A verb following another verb

We'll see how much they can do come the postseason. In this sentence, is the word 'come' used as an infinitive or a past participle? At least it makes sense to me it is a past participle, but how ...
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Confusion with past and past perfect tense usage

I want to write a narrative in simple past tense. I have some confusion regarding the usage of past and past perfect tense. Kindly read the below narrative and provide guidance. He asked me why I ...
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Is this phrase okay to use to convey bathing with bucket and mug?

In India, most people use this kind of thing for bathing (Shower is for rich people and luxury. Not everyone can afford it here.). A bucket of water and a mug. Now, I want to say that "Yesterday,...
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Is the form of the verb right?

"France have won their second World Cup title." Why is it have and not has? France isn't plural, right?
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'results in' vs 'creates'

I am trying to make the wikipedia definitions of the basic arithmetic operations consistent with each other, and was wondering on which verb is more concise. From Wikipedia:Addition The addition of ...
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Is 'simplify something to' correct (for example in the context of maths)?

My question concerns the preposition that is used with the word 'simplify'. I am unsure which of the following is correct: 'By substitution, the problem is simplified to a system of linear equations.' ...
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Best verb for situation below

For example When I buy something from my supplier he allow me to make payment after 30 days .In this case which verb should I use in sentence below? My supplier provides a payment term of 30 days ...
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Is “is accommodated in” correct?

One dictionary defines "accommodate" as follows: To have enough space for: a parking lot big enough to accommodate buses. So, I think this word means capability not state/condition. For example, ...
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Making up illogical, unreasonable and unimportant excuses/objections

What do you call the the action of making up or seeking very illogical, unreasonable and unimportant ("excuses") or/and ("objections"). I wonder what idiom/expression/verb do you normally use for that?...
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What is another verb to use in this sentence “I stop at this step and unable to continue”?

I have been using "get stuck" in a sentence like "I get stuck at this step and can't move on" . But by googling I don't see it is used as much. Is there a more common way to say ...
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Why is “leverage” seemly for the blank ? A question in the GRE exam

In one of the GRE questions, I encountered with the beneath inquiry: A book is your golden ticket into the speaking business. If you had a book published by a "real" publisher within the last ...
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Structure of 'Be you never so high…'

In an English High Court case in 1977, the late Lord Denning summed up the gist of the principle of the rule of law when he said: To every subject in this land, no matter how powerful, I ...
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Is “take a long time to wait” grammatical?

Would it be grammatical to ask: "Did it take you a long time to wait for us yesterday?" Some Russian guy on another forum is insisting that he has researched this and that it's grammatical and ...
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Can we say 'The ecological pressures have reduced. "?

I came upon this sentence in a translation: "The ecological pressures resulting from traditional livestock rearing practices will reduce while continuing to meet people's nutritional needs." However,...
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Position of more with a verb

I want to say that I did something in a certain way and when I tried to do that with another method it didn't work. I wrote: So I tried the same in this other method and it didn't work more than ...
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Verbs related to laundry

Closely related to this, after clothes are dried out, what verbs are used for: collecting and putting them inside the house (maybe because it's raining) collecting, folding and putting them in a ...
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The meeting remains cancelled till further notice

Consider theses sentences of mine, please: The meeting remains cancelled till further notice. The meeting will remain cancelled till further notice. The meeting is cancelled till further notice. The ...
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Which verb form is correct?

What I'm trying to convey is that there is a screen in an app, which is supposed to show jobs, but is not showing them. Is this sentence correct: The jobs screen for customers does not show jobs or ...
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Should verb “is/are” stay before or after a pronoun in the end of the question?

Such sentence for instance: Who knows what creatures are these?. Text editors correct this as Who knows what creatures these are?. Which is right or both?
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Usage of perfect versus past

Fill in the blank using verbs given in bracket. Thomas failed all his exams and left school with no qualifications, yet this 30 year old fire fighter ______(go) into the Guinness book of records by ...
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How many verb moods in English? 3,4,5 or more?

Can you explain to me about verb moods? In some sources mentions that the English language has only 3 main verb moods: indicative, imperative, and subjunctive. Other sources mention 4 moods: ...
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Is the use of “one” as a gender-neutral pronoun current use in English?

I’d like to know whether the use of “one” - as a gender-neutral pronoun — is used by native speakers often. For example: “One should always tell the truth, if one wants to be respected.” Is this a ...
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Is “I hate his doing that” old-fashioned? [duplicate]

I read a lot of classical novels although I am not a native speaker, and in Jane Austen’s or Louisa May Alcott’s, I see a lot of sentences like these: “I don’t like his insulting me” “I don’t feel ...
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to wait on somebody or to wait for somebody

In a question I had to select the correct sentence from among the 4 options. Though I could eliminate two options but got stuck in two other options. They were as follows It is the duty of a ...
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PRONOUND PLUS 'TO +VERB“ OR ”PREPOSITION +VERB-ING

I know it this sentence is wrong but i need an explanation. RIGHT : I hope you would help me in letting him understand. WRONG: I hope you would help me to let him understand. RIGHT: Adults should ...
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What clause elements has this sentence? (That doesn't sound like him.)

I've been struggling to analyse this sentence in terms of its clause elements. "That doesn't sound like him." What I mean by the clause elements are the following: verb, subject, object, subject ...
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Is “We were going to meet tomorrow” correct?

If we made plans yesterday to meet tonight, but we didn't meet, I think it's correct to say Weren't we going to meet tonight? and We were going to meet tonight. But if we made plans yesterday ...
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Can the word “genocide” be used as a verb? If it can't, what are the alternative verbs?

Here, on Wiktionary, it says we can use "genocide" as a transitive verb to mean "To commit genocide (against); to eliminate (a group of people) completely." In other dictionaries ...
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use of Give and Take verbs

Question is about the confusion of using word give or take examination or a test for a Tutor and student? We want to learn the use of Give and Take with respect to Examination; a.if we are a student ...
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Which is correct: “will resume” or “will be resumed”?

Here are the two sentences using will resume and will be resumed. What is correct here? Also, is it true that will should always be followed by be? My office process will be resumed once I ...
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Present Perfect or Past Simple with the word “ once”

Please have a look at this sentence and help me understand. Celine Dion, with whom Bocelli once _____ a duet, said that "If God had a singing voice, he would sound like him". It was in the ...
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As a child, I never saw/have seen this movie, and I still feel sad for that

I know that the Present Perfect is used for events which: occurred in an imprecise point of the past and are "connected with the present". However, this last definition seems vague and subjective ...
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Can “to be”, as a verb, be passive?

I was wondering about sentences such as, for instance, "I am going to be hugged." I assumed "hugged" is a passive verb in this context, but what about the verb "to be"? ...
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difference between had and have/has had

I am just confused about how to use have/has had David has had a nice car. David had a nice car. May I know which sentence is correct and why, and please let me know how to use have/has had.
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When change is transitive and in which situations intransitive

I'm not sure when exactly the verb "change" can be passive or not. With googling, I figured out that it could not be passive when you are talking about a change happening in someone's ...
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What does the verb “heighten” mean here? Is it related to speed or intensity, or something else?

Regardless of where you come from, there are ‘native-like’ ways of speaking. These are distinct from ‘foreign’ ways of speaking. You cannot speak English in the way you speak your native tongue. ...
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Why do we use “be” with “will”, instead of “is” and “are”?

I want to know from a grammatical point of view why do we use be with will instead of using is and are. For example: Jack will be skydiving tomorrow. Correct Jack will is skydiving tomorrow. ...
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Is there a difference between “revoke” and “revocate”?

I'm trying to find a verb that would correspond to noun "revocation", and it seems logical to me that I should use "revocate". However, in many editors this word is highlighted by the spell checker, ...
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meanig of a sentence

Meaning of "Many of those despicable wretches does my present acquaintance with infamy and wickedness enable me to number among the heroes of debauchery."(Johnson's Rambler No. 170) I cannot ...
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Correct future tense of flying

By ear I feel that the answer is "I'm going to fly", but the more I think about it and the more I see "will fly" to Paris as a legitimate option as well, can you guys help me out ...

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