Definition: 'Do'

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  • Length: 2 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: do

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • This is a core verb in the BLC (Business Letter Corpus)
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • One of the 100 commonest verbs in English
  • Term used in martial arts
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Auxiliary Verb
  • Auxiliary verbs are used to show tense, aspect and voice, as well as in forming questions and negatives
  • A verb describes an action or a state
  • A verb can include information about the duration, time of the action or state, the people involved and whether it is habitual, complete or not
  • Irregular Verb- Base Form
Other Comments:
  • Examiners' Favourite!!

Related Glossary Definitions:

Apodosis;  Don't-levelling;  Endophora;  Synecdoche;  Top-Down Language Learning

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