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Please advise me.('advise' acting as a verb)
Please give me an advice.('advice' acting as a noun)
Am I right?
Last edited by Fazzu; 18-Aug-2006 at 06:30. Reason: typo
Thanks Philly.So am I right then after replacing 'some' into it?
Also, I want to ask this question though it has been asked before:
Is 'is' a verb?Is it a linking verb?What is actually a linking verb?
Is 'is' a verb?? Did you have some other classification in mind for is?
Yes, the verb be is a "linking verb". Linking verbs are also called "copula verbs." You can find more information right here on this website:
Sorry Philly for the delay.
I don't get it,other classification?Also,what do you mean by "the verb 'be' is a linking verb"?I have overcome it but I don't get what it really means.I will appreciate if you further explain me what it means breifly.Originally Posted by Philly
You may not believe this, but many (if not most) native English speakers do not know that be, is, am, was, are, and were are all the same word, just expressing different tenses and numbers. They are all forms of the infinitive verbto be.
Linking verbs (copulas) exist, either as separate words or inflections, in every language I know of.
Thanks Mykwyner.I was expecting for this answer.Sorry Philly,I should have asked you what does the 'be' represents there;but anyway I am thankful to you too.Originally Posted by mykwyner
I thought it was somewhat combined with the prepositions.Originally Posted by Philly
Also,I recently heard from my teacher that I should use 'begun' before 'I had'.I was wondering "why is it 'begun' and not 'began' as 'began' is also a past participle?"