Re: Identifying the verb
'Swing' changes with tense and aspect - "I swing/swung, am/was swinging, have/had swung", etc, but 'shut' never changes.,
Originally Posted by Frank Antonson
'Shut' can indeed function as a verb. However, in this particular sentence, does it not function as an adjective? If it is a verb, then one needs to explain its form, and also to explain the difference in functions between 'shut' and the underlined words in:
I swung the door open/to/ajar.
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