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Verb vs. Backshift

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Verbnoun

(grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.

‘The word “speak” is an English verb.’;

Backshiftnoun

(grammar) The changing of the tense of a verb from present to past in reported speech.

Verbnoun

(obsolete) Any word; a vocable.

Backshiftnoun

(statistics) A function on a stochastic process whose value on any random variable is the preceding random variable in the process.

Verbnoun

(figurative) An action as opposed to a trait or thing.

‘Kindness is a verb, not an adjective. You're only kind if you do kind things.’;

Backshiftverb

To change the tense of a verb from present to past in reported speech.

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Verbnoun

(programming) A named command that performs a specific operation on an object.

Verbverb

To use any word that is not, or had not been a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.

Verbverb

To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.

Verbnoun

A word; a vocable.

Verbnoun

A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action.

Verbnoun

a word that serves as the predicate of a sentence

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Verbnoun

a content word that denotes an action or a state

Verbnoun

a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.

Verbverb

use (a word that is not conventionally used as a verb, typically a noun) as a verb

‘any English noun can be verbed, but some are more resistant than others’;

Verb

A verb (from Latin verbum 'word') is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand). In the usual description of English, the basic form, with or without the particle to, is the infinitive.

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