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21 Feb 2010, 1:22 am

I thought that was bad subject/verb agreement. Pluperfect Transitive gerund?...;) j/k...;)

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Did you know your last name is an adverb? - Johnny Dangerously...;)


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21 Feb 2010, 3:23 am

arielhawksquill wrote:
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Now for the question. Tell me what type of verb this is:

The car is here.

Before you answer, realize it is not action because "is" is not an action. And before you say linking, realize that a linking verb has either a predicate nominative or a predicate adjective. The word "here" is not a noun renaming the subject "car" nor is it an adjective describing the "car." The word "here" as it used in the example is an adverb. There is no noun or adjective following the verb "is." So---what is it?


The word "here" is a locative (the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb.)


If I ever knew the name of the type of verb in the sentence, I have long since forgotten it. Is it not a "locative" verb as arielhawksquill said? Before I read the post quoted in this post, I was going to say that the sentence could be rephrased as "The car is located here." This would not change the meaning of the sentence. This might clarify the role of the verb.


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21 Feb 2010, 3:35 am

Thanks, glider for the grammar puzzle. Here is another for anyone interested in this sort of thing. Years ago an ad used the slogan "It tastes as good as it works." This is clearly not standard grammar, but the question is how to correct it to say the same thing while keeping it a single sentence. I once asked my college English Lit professor, and he didn't have any suggestions. I think I have a solution, but you may have a better one. I will post my solution after a few posts have tried it. Have fun!


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21 Feb 2010, 4:29 am

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I think I watch enough movies to be fairly familiar with idioms, but I did do a vlog about the language once...
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brilliant! you remind me of a cross between george carlin and andy rooney [google him]. when he [rooney] retires, CBS should consider replacing him with you. be aware though, that americans are historically a nation of hypocritical prudes and would blanch at your profanities, so you could expect to get bleeped abundantly unless you learned to curse "between the lines."



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21 Feb 2010, 11:41 am

The type of grammar that you read in books.


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21 Feb 2010, 12:25 pm

The type of verb in "The car is here." is Intransitive Complete. An adverb can follow a linking verb---however the use of an adverb after a linking verb creates the third verb type---intransitive complete.


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22 Feb 2010, 1:23 pm

glider18 wrote:
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I doesn't know.


I was in around my fifth year of teaching when I put this sentence on the board without thinking about it.


I was just replying to the thread title in general, trying to be funny :wink:


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22 Feb 2010, 1:27 pm

SabbraCadabra wrote:
glider18 wrote:
SabbraCadabra wrote:
I doesn't know.


I was in around my fifth year of teaching when I put this sentence on the board without thinking about it.


I was just replying to the thread title in general, trying to be funny :wink:


hahaha;+) lol



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23 Feb 2010, 7:17 am

auntblabby wrote:
SabbraCadabra wrote:
glider18 wrote:
SabbraCadabra wrote:
I doesn't know.


I was in around my fifth year of teaching when I put this sentence on the board without thinking about it.


I was just replying to the thread title in general, trying to be funny :wink:


hahaha;+) lol


I doesn't like being made fun :( . Now me angry :evil: .

Just kidding :lol: . I think :twisted: .


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