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    You suck or you're suck

    hi....
    -In the sentence "You suck"
    Is suck a verb or adj
    I thought it's verb but a friend told me it's adj and are is deleted coz it's a slang she means You are suck
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    -In english can be-verbs be deleted? such as, you are beautiful you beautiful
    I always wondered, in my language we dont use Be-verbs, we have them but we dont ALWAYS use them.

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    Re: You suck or you're suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse20 View Post
    hi....
    -In the sentence "You suck"
    Is suck a verb or adj
    I thought it's verb but a friend told me it's adj and are is deleted coz it's a slang she means You are suck

    In 'you suck', 'suck' is a verb, Jesse.
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    -In english can be-verbs be deleted? such as, you are beautiful you beautiful
    I always wondered, in my language we dont use Be-verbs, we have them but we dont ALWAYS use them.
    You can pretty well say that the verb is essential for English. There are times that it WOULD be possible to see something without a 'be' verb but it wouldn't be a deletion so much as two separate thoughts. The odd time that this happens, it would occur in speech, but the intonation would clearly illustrate this.

    You. Beauuuuuutiful.

    To an ENL, these would be viewed as two separate thoughts.

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    Re: You suck or you're suck

    Hmm, and it seems I’ve seen things like You fool. I thought it was an address, but why no comma?

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    Re: You suck or you're suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse20 View Post
    In the sentence "You suck" [i]s suck a verb or adj[?]
    It's a verb, Jesse20. It's an intransitive verb. It changes form: suck, sucks, sucked, will suck:

    You suck
    She sucks
    He sucks
    It sucks

    Here's a dictionary source for you: Definition of suck - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    suck, intransitive verb, slang: to be objectionable or inadequate

    Ex: Our lifestyle sucks.
    Ex: People who went said it sucked.

    All the best.

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