pronouns - A verb is an action word. run sit eat sink swim...

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A verb is an action word. run sit eat sink swim study The main form of a verb is called the infinitive. In English, infinitives include the word "to." to run to sit to eat to sink to swim to study The infinitive is the pure form of a verb. The infinitive is like a lump of clay that can be molded to match the subject of the sentence it is used in: I speak you speak he/she speaks we speak you-all* speak they speak Note: The above forms are called conjugations of the infinitive "to speak." Regarding the form "you-all" -- this usage is not considered to be standard English. In standard English, the same word is used for both the singular you and the plural you. That is, each of the following is correct:
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You have a tail light out, ma'am. You (kids) have soccer practice at four. In the first sentence, "you" refers to the singular "ma'am." In the second sentence, "you" refers to the plural "kids." To avoid confusion between you (singular) and you (plural), we will employ the non-standard English usage "you-all" to indicate you (plural). This will be very beneficial to y'all, particularly at the beginning of your studies. The words "I" "you" "he" "she" "we" "you-all" and "they" are called
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPANISH 108 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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