Discussion in 'English Only' started by belissimo, May 19, 2009.
What verbs go with fencing and boxing ? I mean when we do these activities.
Most probably, we would use the verbal forms of these words: "He fences and he boxes". I've never heard "play boxing".
Indeed. Fence and box. In fact, a verb is formed by taking off the "ing" for a lot words.
walking --> walk
talking --> talk
drinking --> drink
That last one is interesting because drink is a noun and a verb. Drinking would be used as noun to talk about the action itself. Drink would be used to talk about a beverage.
Unfortunately all those words are both verbs and nouns.
I took a walk this morning. --- I walked home yesterday.
I had a talk with her. ---- We talked about it.
Let's grab a drink or 2. ---- I drank your juice.
You are correct, but it's not unfortunate. What I was trying to say is that drink is interesting because it can refer to a concrete, tangible object. The other two still evoke a 'verb-like' idea to my ears even though they are absolutely nouns.
Separate names with a comma.