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Action Verb

Definition of the noun Action Verb

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  1. A word that expresses action and tells what the subject of a sentence does.

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Google previewGrammar, Grade 3 (2011)

by Carson-Dellosa Publishing

An action verb is a word ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

action verb A *verb (also called an event verb) describing a *situation that occurs over a limited period of time which has a beginning and an end, e.g. arrive, make, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics (2012)

by Yan Huang

Also called a linguistic action verb. 2. In its narrow sense, the term refers to any verb that can be used for the description and sometimes performance of speech acts. E.g. promise, sentence, and threaten. Defined thus, speech act verbs ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

action verb A verb that shows its subject performing an action. Take, write, cut, send, vote, run, and practice are some examples of action verbs. activate To cause ...

Google previewDictionary of World Philosophy (2013)

by A. Pablo Iannone

Fifth, action verb: see SPEECH ACT THEORY. Sixth, philosophy of action: see action theory, above; ACTIONISM; ACTIVISM; SPIRITUALISM. See also: metaphysics; theory of types Further reading Guttenplan, Samuel (ed.) (1975) Mind and ...

Google previewAdvances in Generative Lexicon Theory (2012)

by James Pustejovsky, Pierrette Bouillon, Hitoshi Isahara, Kyoko Kanzaki, Chungmin Lee

* Cgoal prepositionCinfinitive action verb V. This rule covers (that is, explains or logically entails) the pair tournevis-visser (screwdriver-screw) in the previously seen ...

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