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    Default Re: Long e endings in regular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Newton Silva View Post
    Thank you all for the reply! Yes I'm a teacher! so far I have found ee agree free see, ey key and i ski. Whatever you find for the other ending will be really helpful. Thanks a lot!
    I've met 'tea' used as a verb, in the sense 'provide tea [and cakes/scones/buns...] for'; 'I don't know how I'm going to manage - we've got forty parties to be tead and toileted'. But this isn't a usage you'd want to teach. (It's worth remembering the old dictum though: 'Most any noun can be verbed.')

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    PS On the subject of /ti:/, there is a verb 'tee', usually met in the phrasal verbs 'tee up' and 'tee off'. There's also the fairly informal 'gee' (/ʤi:/), most common in 'gee up'. And 'knee' - ' hit with the knee' - as in ('Ref, send him off - He kneed the goalie in the groin!'). And 'pee', of course, though maybe not in mixed company.
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    Default Re: Long e endings in regular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I've met 'tea' used as a verb, in the sense 'provide tea [and cakes/scones/buns...] for'; 'I don't know how I'm going to manage - we've got forty parties to be tead and toileted'. But this isn't a usage you'd want to teach. (It's worth remembering the old dictum though: 'Most any noun can be verbed.')

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    PS On the subject of /ti:/, there is a verb 'tee', usually met in the phrasal verbs 'tee up' and 'tee off'. There's also the fairly informal 'gee' (/ʤi:/), most common in 'gee up'. And 'knee' - ' hit with the knee' - as in ('Ref, send him off - He kneed the goalie in the groin!'). And 'pee', of course, though maybe not in mixed company.

    Thank you! very helpful! That's true "Most any noun can be verbed" I like that

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