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    Unregistered Guest

    Default stay clam and not panic

    In an emergency, it is especially important to stay calm and not panic. Otherwise the result will be disastrous.

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    The sentence above is from a book which one of my students has.
    The student asked me if the word 'PANIC' was used as an adjective,
    or as a noun, or as a verb.
    At that time, I said that it was used as a noun, and that the word
    is not used as an adjective.
    But, now, the more I look at the sentence, the more confused I get.
    I know it is used as a phrase to tell people to stay cool or something
    like that, especially in an emergency situation. I'm not sure, however,
    whether it is a noun or a verb.
    If you say, "You should stay calm, not panic.", 'Panic' is a verb in this
    case, right? On the other hand, I think it could be used as a complement
    after the verb, 'stay'.
    Is there anyone who can help me out for this question?

  2. #2
    M56 Guest

    Default Re: stay clam and not panic

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    In an emergency, it is especially important to stay calm and not panic. Otherwise the result will be disastrous.

    ------------------------------------
    The sentence above is from a book which one of my students has.
    The student asked me if the word 'PANIC' was used as an adjective,
    or as a noun, or as a verb.
    At that time, I said that it was used as a noun, and that the word
    is not used as an adjective.
    But, now, the more I look at the sentence, the more confused I get.
    I know it is used as a phrase to tell people to stay cool or something
    like that, especially in an emergency situation. I'm not sure, however,
    whether it is a noun or a verb.
    If you say, "You should stay calm, not panic.", 'Panic' is a verb in this
    case, right? On the other hand, I think it could be used as a complement
    after the verb, 'stay'.
    Is there anyone who can help me out for this question?
    It can be used as either:


    Don't panic! (verb:the action "to panic")

    Don't get into a panic. (noun)

    Don't become panicked. (adjective, or passive verb)
    Don't become panicked by him. (passive verb)

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