Term: Inchoative Verbs

Definition:

An inchoative verb is a verb that describes a change of state.

EG: The apples ripened. (The apples became ripe.)

EG: He has aged a lot. (He has become old.)


 

See Also: Auxiliary Verb; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Finite Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Modal Verb; Non-finite Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase

Category: Verbs and Tenses

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