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    verbs

    Hello ! How do we call verbs such as : to think , to reflect, to meditate, to ponder , to regard, to consider ... etc . Is it right to say "thinking verbs"? I need that in a research paper I am doing . Thanks in advance .

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    Re: verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tima algeriana View Post
    Hello! How What do we call verbs such as to think, to reflect, to meditate, to ponder, to regard, to consider (no ellipsis required here) etc? Is it right to say "thinking verbs"? I need that it in for a research paper I am doing. Thanks in advance.
    I'm sure one of the grammar/linguistic experts will have an answer for you but in the meantime, please look at my corrections above. Don't leave a space before a comma, a full stop, an exclamation mark or a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: verbs

    Maybe "cognitive verbs" or "verbs of cognition". Or maybe "cogitative".
    The only problem is that "cognitive" is not used the same by all disciplines. Some fields of enquiry include perception, emotion, etc, while other others use the word strictly for thinking. Maybe it's best just to use "thinking verbs".

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