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Questions with the noun Action

9 examples:

Can you justify your action?

Can he account for his action?

What on earth spurred them to such an action?

Can't wait for the action?
(Thom Gibbs in The Telegraph - Sport, )

So how can you get in on the action?
(Olivia Rzadkiewicz in The Telegraph - Culture, )

But can the stock price see more positive action?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Most importantly, did it spur you to any kind of action?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

What happens to the people who aren't involved in the action?
(CNET News, )

Remember how in Zack Snyder's 300 the action would speed up and then slow down and then speed up again and then slow down again?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Sentences with the noun Action

100 examples:

Time for action!

It's time for action.

They had voted for action.

Get ready for some action.

Now is the time for action.

They were ready for action.

The time is ripe for action.

He is regretting his action.

His action is against the law.

He is deliberate in his action.

Tom is all words and no action.

He had little freedom of action.

He resented his friend's action.

You were careless in your action.

Tom is in the heart of the action.

Mario's Pub is where the action is.

No action is in itself good or bad.

The situation calls for our action.

His action was animated by jealousy.

The first scene has a lot of action.

Western leaders condemned the action.

Tom likes to get close to the action.

Tom wants to get close to the action.

His brave action is worthy of a medal.

Here, you can get close to the action.

An idea is expressed in terms of action.

An injury put the shortstop out of action.

I believe that his action was in the right.

The action of the play takes place in France.

It is hard to embody one's idea in an action.

He calculated the consequences of his action.

That doesn't leave me much freedom of action.

So far, your action seems completely groundless.

The action of the story takes place on an island.

A time will come when you will regret your action.

Your motive was admirable, but your action was not.

We are constrained to and restrained from an action.

Mr Miura brought an action of libel against a weekly magazine.

He's trying to muscle in on my territory and get a piece of the action.

An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.

In many languages, such as Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, and Italian, the verb ending changes according to who is doing the action. So the patterns of the verb have to be learned.

Counsel before action.
(Dutch proverb)

Virtue consists of action.
(Dutch proverb)

Never repent a good action.
(Danish proverb)

Postpone not a good action.
(Irish proverb)

Thought is the seed of action.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

All men of action are dreamers.
(James Huneker)

Speech is the mirror of action.

Never mistake motion for action.
(Ernest Hemingway)

Never confuse motion with action.
(Benjamin Franklin)

Writers are not meant for action.
(Manuel Puig)

Never confuse movement with action.
(Ernest Hemingway)

Good managers have a bias for action.
(Thomas J. Peters)

Awareness without action is worthless.
(Phil McGraw)

No action is without its side effects.
(Barry Commoner)

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The beginning is the half of every action.
(Greek proverb)

Inaction may be the biggest form of action.
(Jerry Brown)

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
(Friedrich Engels)

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
(Moroccan proverb)

We know the ideal isn't where the action is.
(Joseph Epstein)

We should seek the greatest value of our action.
(Stephen Hawking in interview in The Guardian, )

I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
(Mae West)

My every action is to liberate God from his sorrow.
(Sun Myung Moon)

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
(William Shakespeare)

The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.

Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
(Ralph Ellison)

If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier.
(Peter McWilliams)

The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
(John Locke)

A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action.
(Karl Radek)

All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
(Benjamin Disraeli)

Vision with action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.
(Japanese proverb)

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
(William James)

The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action.
(Howard Berman)

We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
(Martin Heidegger)

I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action.
(Richard Thompson)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
(Japanese proverb)

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
(Abu Bakr)

An individual cannot know what he is till he has made himself real by action.

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
(Thomas Carlyle)

The place of exciting innovation - where the action is - that's Rhode Island!
(Donald L. Carcieri)

There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
(W. Somerset Maugham)

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
(Edwin Hubbel Chapin)

In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.
(Bo Jackson)

You cannot win if you're not at the table. You have to be where the action is.
(Ben Stein)

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
(William Dean Howells)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
(Japanese proverb)

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
(Benjamin Disraeli)

In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.
(Robert Green Ingersoll)

Follow the action here.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The action is justified.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

No further action was taken.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Tablets are where the action is.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

Rhetoric is no substitute for action.
(UPI - News, )

But the action may have limited impact.
(CNBC, )

Ibe has been out of action since February.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

But compassion without action is pointless.
(CNN - World News, )

But the words have never matched the action.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Question with the verb Action

1 example:

Does Wales's tough action on e-cigarettes confuse the issue?
(BBC News - Health, )


33 examples:

Where did he see action?

No action today, is there?

Has any action been taken on my case?

Notice how the hero in an action flick never seems to run out of ammo?

Is a faith without action a sincere faith?
(Jean Racine)

How much action is there in a tennis match?
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Want to get in on the tax inversion action?
(CNBC, )

Confused by the price action in Wednesday’s market?
(CNBC, )

Ed Miliband pledges action, but will it help workers?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Not into Disney princesses, S&M or aging action heroes?
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

Does the National Health Action Party have the answers?
(BBC News - Health, )

Was Somerset Levels action driven by politics or science?
(BBC News - Politics, )

What explains the tumultuous market action of the past week?
(Forbes - Business, )

Which outraged you, brought you to tears, led you to action?
(CNN - World News, )

Are we poised to see some takeover action among oil producers?
(The Independent - Business, )

Is the action taking place blocks away, or 20 feet to the left?
(Science Daily - News, )

Will the camera pose as a threat to GoPro's line of action cameras?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Was the NBA's action against Donald Sterling enough to spark change?
(CBC Sports, )

But which members of the Under-21 side are ready for first-team action?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Can HTC capture buyers' attention with a "selfie" phone and action cam?
(CNET News, )

How does the brain stop a planned action that has suddenly become inappropriate?
(Nature Neuroscience, )

Why did Greenpeace carry out the action, and why are they apologizing for it now?
(Tech Times - Science, )

What better way to understand anything than to be in the thick of the action, right?
(Tech Times - Science, )

Does the National Health Action Party - founded by doctors and nurses - have the answers?
(BBC News - Politics, )

What creates a sense of urgency leading to collaborative and positive action in a fast-moving world?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Remember how excited Facebook marketers got when Facebook introduced calls to action such as "sign up" to its link ads?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

This action makes the question even more important: Can the systemically, bureaucratic VA reform itself by promoting an insider?
(Forbes - Business, )

As of this week Apple now owns a patent for a waterproof action camera, but will it use it to launch a device that competes with the GoPro?
(Matthew Sparkes in The Telegraph - Technology, )

If you are not putting this into action then that begs the question: Are you not committed to putting the customer at the centre of what you do?
(Forbes - Technology, )

The rise of the discounters has changed the shape of the retail world – but how can investors get a piece of the action, and has the sector peaked?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Fifa sponsors want action after the latest scandal at football's global governing body. but are they being harmed by their association with the tarnished organisation?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Remember that "super Saturday" of sports action a few weeks ago, the one that featured the Kentucky Derby, Game 7 of the Spurs-Clippers NBA series and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight?
(Jesse Campigotto in CBC Sports, )

Iceland supermarkets, British Airways and department store Liberty have all previously opened up their staff rooms and stock cupboards to curious cameras crews, so why shouldn't Richard Branson's airline get in on the free advertising action?
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Other sentences

100 examples:


We need action.

Select action for Chris.

Less words, more action.

His action frightened us.

We need action, not words.

Prompt action is necessary.

My way is action not words.

This needs political action.

Her action deserves respect.

This action makes me grumble.

I knew you liked that action.

I viewed my action as a crime.

His action sprang from prejudice.

Every action has its consequence.

We need less talk and more action.

His action throughout was correct.

Not words but action is needed now.

His words and action do not accord.

The Mexican army threatened action.

Those troops are going into action.

Your action has offended his dignity.

Her kind action strongly impressed me.

The president wanted immediate action.

Tokyo wasted no time in taking action.

Bring an action against the Government.

He was suspected of underground action.

His prompt action prevented an epidemic.

All we need now is action, not discussion.

I viewed my action in the light of a crime.

At this time, I am reading an action novel.

Words are for lovers. I want to see action.

Environmental problems call for quick action.

Prompt action prevents trouble in the future.

Time is pressing, and quick action is needed.

I want quick action subsequent to the decision.

Her playful teasing galvanized him into action.

The situation called for quick, decisive action.

The dancer's graceful action charmed the audience.

We tried to restrain him from his reckless action.

The situation seemed to call for immediate action.

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

The result of his action still remains to be seen.

I'm always bored with films that have little action.

The invasion of other countries is a shameful action.

Her action is still making waves in Japanese society.

He put emphasis on the necessity for immediate action.

"The game's afoot" is Holmes's laconic call to action.

We have exchanged views in all areas of Union action.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.

A pinch hitter was brought into action in the last inning.

He has been out of action since breaking his leg a month ago.

We have talked about all areas of the Union's external action.

No sooner had the idea occurred to her than she put it into action.

During the meeting, Tom was assigned to a long list of action items.

The familiar argument against a proposed action that it is premature.

He was already springing into action when the director shouted 'Cut!'.

The lyrics are intentionally keyed in to the onscreen action at times.

Even disaster is better than such a divorce between emotion and action.

I prefer thought to action, an idea to an event, reflection to activity.

Newton's Third Law says: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction".

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.

The subject of a sentence is usually a person or a thing performing the action shown by the verb.

Acts of violence will not be tolerated and will be responded to with appropriate disciplinary action.

The Congressman broke the news of conspiracy and made no bones about taking drastic action against it.

Suffixes, 1: "-ion" creates nouns that show the meaning of 'action, state, process, results,' and so on.

When suddenly faced with a dangerous situation, hold your horses - make sure of the proper action, then act.

If you are hoping in what may happen without committed action, then stop. You're just dwelling in wishful thinking.

The "predicate" is that part that shows the action in the sentence. In Japanese it would be the part that ends in "da", "suru", etc.

The "subject" is the person or object to carry out the action in the sentence. Transformed to Japanese it would be the part that end in "wa" or "ga".

"Act now!" he said, and in addition to his obvious meaning, he hinted that there were number of other important reasons why immediate action was needed.

The future progressive tense is used when expressing events and action in progress at some future point, however the example sentence cannot be understood in that way.

The planning committee was commissioned to collect and analyze information. This will be the background for the definition of action, which will support the association to fulfill its mission.

If throughout your life you abstain from murder, theft, fornication, perjury, blasphemy, and disrespect toward your parents, your church, and your king, you are conventionally held to deserve moral admiration even if you have never done a single kind or generous or useful action.

Action, not words!
(Latin proverb)

Action is character.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Action is eloquence.
(William Shakespeare)

I love doing action.
(Ashley Scott)

Action conquers fear.
(Peter Nivio Zarlenga)

I'm an action fanatic.
(Noah Hathaway)

Courage follows action.
(Mack R. Douglas)

A good action reaps another.
(Bajan proverb)

Action expresses priorities.
(Mohandas Gandhi)

Great talk and little action.
(Irish proverb)

Action is worry's worst enemy.
(American proverb)

Action is the antidote to despair.
(Joan Baez)

Effective action is always unjust.
(Maya Angelou)

Every action has its consequences.
(Indonesian proverb)

Talking is easy, action difficult.
(Spanish proverb)

The only cure for grief is action.
(George Henry Lewes)

Every action has its repercussions.
(African proverb)

Talking is easy, action is difficult.
(Spanish proverb)

The key to all action lies in belief.
(English proverb)

Where there is action, there is waste.
(Danish proverb)

Action makes more fortune than caution.
(Charlotte Whitton)

There's action only if there is danger.
(Howard Hawks)

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.
(American proverb)

I'm ready for some rock 'n' roll action.
(Mick Ralphs)

Every person's every action has an effect.
(Rosanne Cash)

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