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Verbs and tense

While it is true in English that a Verb can carry a tense, it is not universally so. In other languages such as Chinese, the verb is without tense. The current article focuses to much on English grammar and does not describe the term 'Verb' in it's full sense. Derek Harkness 22:08, 3 May 2007 (CDT)

I agree completely, and I would change this article to "English verbs" if only I knew how. Also, the points on spelling (e.g. <y> to <ie> when not word-final) are not specific to verbs and would be better suited to an article on English orthography. --John Pate 12:10, 28 December 2007 (EST)


The article begins with this:

Verbs define action. Verbs also define time.

That's a really really lousy beginning. It neglects the fact that a verb is a word or a phrase in a language. Michael Hardy 20:19, 23 January 2008 (CST)