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Questions with the noun Action

13 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, )

The ECB is heading for action in December. But might markets yet be disappointed?
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

Not headed to the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival but still want to catch the action?
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Do the big dollars generated in sales of a few blue chip comics mean investors should try to get in on the action?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

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, )

Sony is about to roll out its 4K streaming service Ultra in a few days' time on April 4, but just how much will it cost customers who want to get in on the action?
(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.

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)

Speech is the mirror of action.

All men of action are dreamers.
(James Huneker)

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)

The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, )

The action begins April 15.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

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

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

Here's how to get into the action.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Don't miss a moment of the action.
(Fox News - Travel, )

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

College students get in on the action.
(USA Today - National, )

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

Question with the verb Action

1 example:

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


54 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, )

Two Web offerings ask the question, what is action?
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

What’s the point of protesting without any action?
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

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, )

So, how can we translate that fear into positive action?
(Neale Godfrey, Contributor in Forbes - Personal Finance, )

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

So what do users think of GoPro's two new action cameras?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

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, )

What did we learn from this weekend's Premier League action?
(Mark Critchley in The Independent - Football, )

Who impressed the most in this weekends NFL Preseason action?
(Forbes - Business, )

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

Ever wondered who’s behind Hollywood’s best action bodies?
(Daily Mail - Health, )

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, )

Who makes our best XV following the second round of Six Nations action?
(Nick Clarke in The Independent - Sport, )

How closely have you followed the action in the Champions League this season?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

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

Should this record transcendence inspire confidence or fear, action or inaction?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

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, )

Who is driving the threatened action? The lawyer, the PayPal founder or Donald Trump himself?
(David Usborne in The Independent - World News, )

Choices, it is commonly understood, lead to action – but how does this happen in the brain?
(Science Daily - News, )

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

Will this be another breakout action sequel or a promising franchise that never makes it to part three?
(Scott Mendelson, Contributor in Forbes - Business, )

The Football Association approves retrospective action to punish players who dive from next season - but will it work?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

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, )

The DEA is rushing to Schedule 1 kratom--how did we get here and what will the action mean for those who have benefited from this plant?
(Forbes - Technology, )

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, )

JAMIE REDKNAPP: Why on earth did Arsene Wenger not rush Laurent Koscielny back into action when he only had two young centre backs to call upon against Liverpool?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

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, )

This is Money has been at the forefront of battling the horrifying tide of banking fraud that has swept Britain in recent years - why has it taken so long for action to be taken?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

​The Women's Equality Party was founded on a wave of frustration in 2015. But can the three founders succeed in putting action before 'faffing' and principles before politicking?
(Nick Duerden in The Independent - U.K. News, )

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, )

JUSTIN GUTHRIE: The leap from youth football to first-team action is a big one, so how would Paul Simpson’s youngsters fare away from the glow of England’s biggest title since 1966?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Was the gamble of launching director Nishikant Kamat’s Hindi action thriller Rocky Handsome against Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in India and several other markets brave or crazy?
(Forbes - Business, )

How could regulators fail the public for so long, before action was prompted by this paper’s campaign, hailed by MPs as showing the ‘highest standards of ethical investigative journalism’?
(Daily Mail - News, )

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.

Einstein described quantum entanglement as "spooky action at a distance." So, before Einstein's own Theory of General Relativity, might Newton's theory of gravitation have been described.

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)

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)

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

Action is the antidote to despair.
(Joan Baez)

Every action has its consequences.
(Indonesian proverb)

Talking is easy, action difficult.
(Spanish proverb)

Effective action is always unjust.
(Maya Angelou)

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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