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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 3:44:19 PM
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A verb is a word that describes an action, an event or a state of being.
I saw the above definition in one of the videos about verbs on YouTube
What does "event" mean in the given context? Could you please give some examples?
Romany
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 5:06:21 PM
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Strangely enough - the first words that came into my mind to describe "event" are the ones given in many dictionaries: - something (usually something important) which happens.

1) "The events of 79 BCE in Italy were forgotten until hundreds of years later." (The eruption of Mount Vesuvius - now thought to have happened two years earlier)

2)"We'll have to take the ring-road. There's a big event on in the centre of town so it's closed to traffic."

3) "You look very smart! Where are you off to?" "An event at the Town Hall - and I'm running late!"

4) "The events in Turkey all through 1915 and into 1916 will never go unremembered by any Australian or New Zealander." (Gallipoli)

As you can see, it can refer to things people everywhere are all familiar with because they were hugely important world events 1) or nationally important 4). Or, it can refer to less important, though still rather noteworthy, things 3), or to things whose nature we are unsure of 2).

The launch of a new product can be an event; a wedding is an event; a robbery, or accident, is an event, and so is a concert, a wedding, and sports days.

Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 5:19:29 PM

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However, I can't think how a verb can be an event - unless whoever wrote it thinks that a vebal noun (like "a wedding", "a christening", "a baptism", "a beating" or "a crash") is a verb.

In my view, they are nouns which were formed from verbs; they are not verbs themselves.

An event is something which happens.

event noun
1. something that happens; an incident or occurrence.

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 5:20:45 PM
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Thanks
tautophile
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 5:29:58 PM
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That famous event, the eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii, occurred on 24 August of the year 79 CE, not 79 BCE.
Romany
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 5:33:40 PM
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Woops! Typo!

Thanks for picking up on that Tautophile - it might have confused those who read it considerably!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 5:55:34 PM

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Romany wrote:
Woops! Typo!

Thanks for picking up on that Tautophile - it might have confused those who read it considerably!

WOW! That recently?
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