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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:59:23 AM
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Scientists gave this name to chromosomes because the structures become strongly stained when colourful dyes are applied to them.

http://www.passmyexams.co.uk/GCSE/biology/what-are-chromosomes.html
Please explain the use of the verb "become" in "become strongly stained"
thar
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:40:56 AM

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They start off colourless. Then you apply the dye. After that they have colour - they have been stained.

The change occurs wynhen the dye is applied. They become stained during that process.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:05:20 AM
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Thanks. So its normal sense used- a change of state. Can we replace "become" with "get" without any change in the meaning?
BobShilling
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'Become' is better.
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:11:41 PM

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There is a difference in the sense of the word. Saying they "become strongly stained" conveys the idea of the change that happens.

Saying, "get strongly stained" conveys the idea of the completed state; of being completely stained.


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