Day 1207: The Verb

The verb is the part of speech that denotes action.

I’m taking action, now, to show you the first photographic action I took yesterday.

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I’m taking action with these quotes about the verb:

Life on earth is more like a verb. It repairs, maintains, re-creates, and outdoes itself. — Lynn Margulis

I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb. — Robert Downey, Jr.

I believe in the verb, not the noun – I am not a writer, but someone compelled to write. — Richard Flanagan

I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun. — Yoko Ono

Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we’ve poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually… a verb. It’s an activity. — Abigail Spencer

Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day. — Barbara de Angelis

One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb. — Edward Sapir

I think (verb) it’s interesting that most of those quotes relate (verb) to a word’s part of speech — noun or verb?

I find  (verb) that particularly interesting because most of the photos I took (verb) yesterday relate (verb) to that, also.

Since actions speak (verb) louder than words, I shall now act (verb) and show  (verb) you those verb-ose pictures:

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More thoughts about verbs and actions:

  • The homework for my therapy groups includes taking a helpful action, every day.
  • I heard this song in my head, yesterday, while I was thinking about words, actions, and verbs:

What action might you take, here and now?

Here’s my final action in this post:

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17 thoughts on “Day 1207: The Verb

  1. I hero you Ann!

  2. Verbs can not do justice to those three cakes.

  3. As a grammar nerd, I love verbs (and nouns and adjectives and …). I even like the ones that show no action: believe, enjoy, hear and many more.
    Thanks for verbing up my day!

  4. The quotes distinguishing between noun and verb bring to mind how language evolves. Quotes itself was once the present tense of a verb; now it is a plural noun, having replaced quotations. Now why, I ask has quotations not become a verb? That surely would only be fair. Or am I talking rubbish? Or simply rubbishing?

  5. Hero is a verb- wow I like that one Ann 🙂

  6. It is possible that cake is a verb.

  7. A verb can also be a pro-verb:
    “A grump who grumps is a grumpy”

  8. Did they crash on your couch for awhile?

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