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    Hello everyone.

    I have never seen and heard a word "kid" as a verb. (is it correct? or I must write "as verb")
    I know that I can say: "Are you kidding?" or "He is kidding, guys, don't worry".
    But what you think about it: "He kids", "I kid" or "I love kid about his paunch" (the verb "kid" in present simple tense)?
    Is it correct (usage this verb in this tense), common or sounds naturally? I am confused about it, cause I have never seen and heard it.

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    Default Re: Kid as verb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello everyone.

    I have never seen and heard a word "kid" as a verb. (is it correct? or I must write "as verb")
    I know that I can say: "Are you kidding?" or "He is kidding, guys, don't worry".
    But what you think about it: "He kids", "I kid" or "I love kid about his paunch" (the verb "kid" in present simple tense)?
    Is it correct (usage this verb in this tense), common or sounds naturally? I am confused about it, cause I have never seen and heard it.

    Thanks.
    Nickle.
    "Kid as a verb" is correct.

    He kids sometimes.
    I kid sometimes.
    I love to kid him about his paunch.

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    See also here.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Kid as verb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello everyone.

    I have never seen [STRIKE ]and [/STRIKE] or heard a word "kid" as a verb. (is it correct? or I must write "as verb") As "a verb" is correct.
    I know that I can say: "Are you kidding?" or "He is kidding, guys, don't worry".
    But what you think about it: "He kids his sister when she mispronounces a word" (OK), "I kid my brother about his hair style" (OK) or "I love to kid about his paunch" (the verb "kid" in present simple tense)?
    Is it correct (usage of this verb in this tense), common or sounds naturally? I am confused about it, cause I have never seen and or heard it.

    Thanks.
    Nickle.
    Good questions. I hope this helps and I'm not kidding. Also, I suggest you Google 'verbs followed by infinitive'.

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