“(You may distinguish those neuter verbs that seem to imply action from active verbs by their making a complete sense by themselves, whereas active verbs always require a noun or pronoun after them to finish the sense.) _Active verbs_, denote action as, I eat, I love, I work.”
“I have already informed you, that the objective case expresses the object of an action _or_ of a relation; and, also, that there are _three_ parts of speech which govern nouns and pronouns in the objective case, namely, _active-transitive verbs, participles derived from transitive verbs_, and _prepositions_.”
“These verbs which express action that does not pass over to a receiver, and all those which do not express action at all, but simply _being_ or _state of being_, are called +Intransitive verbs+.”
“Here the verbs _see_ and _catch_ do not form their past tense and past participle by adding _ed_ to the present, and so we call them _Irregular verbs_.”
“Es, Gs and Os are common letters in English and can often be moved around in a phrase verbs give you "–ed" and "-ing" to play with, and "of" can be massaged into any position.”
“For example, their explanation of contract verbs is beyond ridiculous.”
“Refusing to split infinitives (a sub-heading of verbals) seems illogical to me, seeing as grammaticians/grammarians seem not to frown on ‘splitting verbs’ (specifically main verbs containing subordinate clauses from said clauses).”
“Thanks Jason – as ever you bring these issues back to the classroom – and your story that contextualises the various verbs is ingenious, to say the least.”
“And, yes thanks for reminding me about the point that certain verbs distinguish between the event/act BEFORE the main verb time reference and the event/act AFTER the main verb time reference.”
“One of the easiest ways of inventing new verbs is to create new input opportunities.”
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