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    I am not clear if we can call these verbs (see, feel, touch, smell, hear...)sensitive verb???

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    Quote Originally Posted by I like English
    Hi,

    I am not clear if we can call these verbs (see, feel, touch, smell, hear...)sensitive verb???

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    They are called stative verbs and they belong to the category "linking verbs". Linking verbs relate to the five senses (look, sound, smell, feel, taste) or reflect a state of being (appear, seem, become, grow, turn, prove, remain). :D

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    I am not clear if we can call these verbs (see, feel, touch, smell, hear...)sensitive verb???

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    I wouldn't use "sensitive" for that. Try "verbs of sense" or even "sensing verbs".

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    Hi,

    I am not clear if we can call these verbs (see, feel, touch, smell, hear...)sensitive verb???

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    They are called stative verbs and they belong to the category "linking verbs". Linking verbs relate to the five senses (look, sound, smell, feel, taste) or reflect a state of being (appear, seem, become, grow, turn, prove, remain). :D
    I know what you meant, but I think your answer could be confusing. Some uses of verbs of sense can be intransitive-linking, but others are transitive.

    I saw that book.
    John smelled the coffee.
    I heard that bell.
    She touched the elephant.

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    Hi,

    I am not clear if we can call these verbs (see, feel, touch, smell, hear...)sensitive verb???

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    They are called stative verbs and they belong to the category "linking verbs". Linking verbs relate to the five senses (look, sound, smell, feel, taste) or reflect a state of being (appear, seem, become, grow, turn, prove, remain). :D
    I know what you meant, but I think your answer could be confusing.

    Some uses of verbs of sense can be intransitive-linking, but others are transitive.

    I saw that book.
    John smelled the coffee.
    I heard that bell.
    She touched the elephant.
    Genuine question: Are there two categories of Stative verbs (i.e. verbs of sense and verbs of ____)? Help.

    You've confused me with the term Intransitive-linking. (Isn't that an oxymoron? ) Teach me, teach.

    All the best,

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    Hi,

    I am not clear if we can call these verbs (see, feel, touch, smell, hear...)sensitive verb???

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    They are called stative verbs and they belong to the category "linking verbs". Linking verbs relate to the five senses (look, sound, smell, feel, taste) or reflect a state of being (appear, seem, become, grow, turn, prove, remain). :D
    I know what you meant, but I think your answer could be confusing.

    Some uses of verbs of sense can be intransitive-linking, but others are transitive.

    I saw that book.
    John smelled the coffee.
    I heard that bell.
    She touched the elephant.
    Genuine question: Are there two categories of Stative verbs (i.e. verbs of sense and verbs of ____)? Help.

    You've confused me with the term Intransitive-linking. (Isn't that an oxymoron? ) Teach me, teach.

    All the best,
    Sorry, I didn't mean to confuse you (or the readers). Let's start with some definitions for all involved. If you disagree, please let me know.

    Intransitive - verbs that do not take a direct object (they could be transitive in other settings)
    Transitive - verbs that take a direct object (they could be intransitive in other settings)
    Ditransitive - verbs that take both a direct and indirect object (they might not be ditransitive in all uses)
    Linking - verbs that connect a predicate nominative or a predicate adjective to the subject

    By definition, linking verbs are intransitive, since they don't take a direct object. One could call them a subset of intransitive verbs or one could call them a different set of verbs.

    In many schemata, verbs are broken down into two main types: stative and action/dynamic verbs. Stative verbs include verbs of sense, perception, existence, and, some say, relation. Action verbs are those that describe an action of the subject on the object. There is always some disagreement about particular verbs. Is the verb "own" stative or action? I say it is action, but others disagree.

    If one accepts that scheme, stative verbs can be transitive or intransitive, and can even be linking verbs.

    trans: I feel your pain.
    intrans: I don't hear well.
    linking: She looked tall.

    Action verbs can be intransitive or transitive:

    trans: He threw the ball.
    intrans: He drove to Cleveland.

    The point I was trying to clarify is this. The most common linking verbs are forms of "be" and "become". However, there are many more: act, seem, appear, prove, remain, etc. There are also some stative verbs of sense that can be linking verbs (but can also be transitive verbs or intransitive-nonlinking): smell, taste, sound, feel, look, etc.

    link: The meat smelled bad.
    intrans (not link): The bloodhound smelled badly.
    trans: June smelled the rose.

    link: The soup tasted sour.
    intrans (not link): A good chef tastes often during cooking.
    trans: Fred tasted the stew.

    link: The piano sounds flat.
    intrans (not link): The alarm sounds frequently.
    trans: Mom will sound the gong at dinnertime.

    link: Peter felt sick.
    intrans (not link): He felt for the gun in the bag.
    trans: Once she felt the fabric, she was very happy with the dress.

    link: John looked annoyed.
    intrans: He look at the book.
    trans: John looked Mark in the eye.


    http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzo...ammar/stat.htm
    http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/...mmar/link.html

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    TY for the explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    TY for the explanation.

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    You're welcome. Was it clear?

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    link: The meat smelled bad.
    intrans (not link): The bloodhound smelled badly.
    trans: June smelled the rose.

    link: The soup tasted sour.
    intrans (not link): A good chef tastes often during cooking.
    trans: Fred tasted the stew.

    link: The piano sounds flat.
    intrans (not link): The alarm sounds frequently.
    trans: Mom will sound the gong at dinnertime.

    link: Peter felt sick.
    intrans (not link): He felt for the gun in the bag.
    trans: Once she felt the fabric, she was very happy with the dress.

    link: John looked annoyed.
    intrans: He look at the book.
    trans: John looked Mark in the eye.


    http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzo...ammar/stat.htm
    http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/...mmar/link.html
    Gotcha. 8) :D Thank you. :D

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