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D00M
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:23:52 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

He went very quiet.

Is the underlined a liking verb or action verb in the above?



The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
sureshot
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:36:18 PM
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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

He went very quiet.

Is the underlined a liking verb or action verb in the above?


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In the given sentence, the verb "went" is a linking verb. When the verb "went" means "to change in some way", it functions as a linking verb. Here are a few more examples:

- He went crazy and tried to hit her.
- The firm went bankrupt last month.
- The milk's gone sour.
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:34:56 PM

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Here, "went" is used as a synonym for "became." "He became very quiet."
sureshot
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:32:08 AM
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Here is an extract from OXFORD DICTIONARY https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/go

4. no object, with complement Pass into or be in a specified state, especially an undesirable one.

‘the food is going bad’
‘no one went hungry in our house’
‘he's gone crazy’

Synonyms: become, get, turn, grow, come to be
D00M
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:58:18 AM

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Thank you both.

And welcome back to the forum, sureshot, long time no see! Boo hoo! Last time I sent you a PM and am still waiting for the reply.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
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