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    Question Is it doing word?

    Hi teachers!
    We call a noun a naming word and an adjective a describing word (in children language).
    Q: Do we call a verb a doing word or an acting word?
    Q: What do we call an adverb?
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    Dawood


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    Re: Is it doing word?

    I have certainly heard verbs described as 'doing words' in the UK. Although, such a decription can't cover all verbs. As to adverbs I don't believe I have heard anything similar being used to describe them.

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    Question Re: Is it doing word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    I have certainly heard verbs described as 'doing words' in the UK. Although, such a description can't cover all verbs. As to adverbs I don't believe I have heard anything similar being used to describe them.
    Thanks a lot for your answer.
    So you haven't heard verbs described as 'action word' or 'acting word'?
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    Dawood
    Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 01-Mar-2008 at 12:27.


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    Re: Is it doing word?

    No, I can't say I have. At junior school teachers referred to them as 'doing words'.

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    Talking Re: Is it doing word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    No, I can't say I have. At junior school teachers referred to them as 'doing words'.
    Thank you so much. You've been very helpful.
    Best wishes!
    Dawood

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