I have a question about the verb roll-call ( that means calling students on list by the teacher.) , how should I use it in the sentence?
Shall I say ~ The teacher DOES the roll-call every day.
The teacher roll-calls every day.
Or if these two are both incorrect, how should I use it? Please explain with sentence.
Thanks a million
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary lists "roll-call" as a noun only.
The noun roll-call comes from the verb, to call the roll. In the past, a roll was a piece of (rolled up) paper with names on it.
Ex: The teacher called the roll.
Ex: The teacher did roll-call already. <noun>
Ex; The teacher does roll-call at the end of class. <noun>
Ex: I missed roll-call because I was late. <noun>
Ex: Did the teacher do roll-call yet? <noun>
Ex; DId the teacher take roll-call? <noun>
It's more than possible to turn "roll-call" into a verb. The problem, though, is that dictionaries aren't as creative as speakers.
Hope that helps.