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    Impulse

    This is a sentence in an exercise.
    The ............ to go to work to help Mum with some money impulse me to apply for that job.
    a. tiredness

    b. happiness
    c. keenness
    d. sadness
    According to OALD&Macmillan, IMPULSE is a noun but used as a verb in this sentence.
    I am wondering if it is a verb.
    Explain it to me please.

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    Re: impulse

    hoanka, I'll answer this, but in future please start a new thread for a new question.

    'Impulse' is a noun. If it were a verb, it would need a final -s or -d in that sentence.

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    Re: Impulse

    For the second time, I have moved a post that was unrelated to the original question to be its own thread.

    PLEASE follow 5jj's advice and start a new thread for a new question. Thank you.

    (And I agree that this is a complete misuse of the word "impulse.")
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: Impulse

    Thank teacher!
    Certainly.
    Thus, that sentence is incorrect, isn't it?

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    #5

    Re: Impulse

    Yes, it is.

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    Re: Impulse

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    For the second time, I have moved a post that was unrelated to the original question to be its own thread.

    PLEASE follow 5jj's advice and start a new thread for a new question. Thank you.

    (And I agree that this is a complete misuse of the word "impulse.")
    Sorry, sir.
    I am a new member. I need instructions from you all.

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    #7

    Re: Impulse

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Sorry, sir..
    pssst! Barbs a 'ma'am', not a 'sir'.

    Seriously, This is a fairly informal forum. There's no need for 'sirs' and 'ma'ams'. Just 'Sorry' or 'Sorry, Barb' is fine. And don't worry - most people do something in the early days that moves one of us oldies to write 'Please don't do that'.

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