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    Smile Ancient as a verb?

    Hi?

    "
    He believes the rats responded to an instinctive urge to make their compatriots feel better, just as humans and chimpanzees and some cetaceans do. “The mechanism must ancient,” said de Waal.
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    Rats Free Trapped Friends, Hint at Universal Empathy | Wired Science | Wired.com

    Can I use ancient as a verb?

    I wondered if this is just mistyping or lack of my grammar knowledge.

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    Re: Ancient as a verb?

    "Ancient" is not a verb. Seems like a word is missing from the quote.

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    Re: Ancient as a verb?

    "..be.."

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