Conjugate the English verb book: indicative, past tense, participle, present perfect, gerund, conjugation models and irregular verbs. More Languages Verb Finder. More. Translation Games Language Maps Language Drafts Verbix for Windows Verbix Documents. Index showing the base form of all irregular verb forms in the book Book of English Verbs not only gives the meaning of every phrasal verb, but also indicates.
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Levin starts with the hypothesis that a verb's meaning influences its syntactic behavior and develops it into a powerful tool for studying the English verb lexicon. She shows how identifying verbs with similar syntactic behavior provides an effective means of distinguishing semantically coherent verb classes, and isolates these classes by examining verb behavior with respect to a wide range of syntactic alternations that reflect verb meaning. The first part of the book sets out alternate ways in which verbs can express their arguments. The second presents classes of verbs that share a kernel of meaning and explores in detail the behavior of each class, drawing on the alternations in the first part. Levin's discussion of each class and alternation includes lists of relevant verbs, illustrative examples, comments on noteworthy properties, and bibliographic references. The result is an original, systematic picture of the organization of the verb inventory.
They used a null hypothesis of stochastic drift and checked if selection would be strong enough to reject this null hypothesis. Of the 36 verbs Newberry et al. They also claimed that rhyming patterns might be a driver of selection.
Unfortunately, the corpora used in these studies have considerable limitations and corruptions. For example, early versions of the Ngrams data includes scientific literature, whose explosive growth through the 20th century is responsible for the decreasing trend in relative word usage frequency observed in many common search terms [ 7 ].
Moreover, the library-like nature of the corpus admits no accounting for popularity: Lord of the Rings and an unknown work contribute with equal weight to token counts.
Another general concern with large corpora of a global language like English is that language use varies tremendously with culture and geography. Ngrams allows only for the regional exploration of the English language with the British English corpus and the American English corpus. Twitter data enables us to focus on much smaller spatial regions e. Prior studies of verb regularization have also focused on data reflecting a formal editorial process, such as the one undergone by any published book.
This editorial process will tend to normalize the language, reflecting the linguistic opinions of a small minority of canon gatekeepers, rather than portray the language used by everyday people. For example, maybe the irregular from of a particular verb is considered proper by scholars, but a vast majority of the English speaking population uses the regular form.
In the present study we take tweets to be a closer representation of everyday language.
For the vast majority of accounts, tweets are authored by individuals without undergoing a formal editing process. As such, the language therein should more accurately represent average speakers than what is found in books.
When exploring temporal changes in language use, the Ngrams and CELEX datasets evidently cover a much longer period than the decade for which social media is available.
As a result, we are unable to infer anything about the temporal dimension of regularization looking at Twitter. In this paper we use the Ngrams and Twitter datasets to establish estimates of the current state of English verb regularization.
We structure our paper as follows: In Sec. In Sec. We study verb regularization in English in general in Sec. We also explore correlations between verb regularization and a number of socio-demographic and economic variables.
One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent. The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
Our flight was booked six months ago. Her job is to book bands for the festival. Several leading businessmen were booked to speak at the conference. They booked him for assault. Adams was booked for dangerous play.
This is the British English definition of book. View American English definition of book. Change your default dictionary to American English. View the pronunciation for book. A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language.
The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today. Definition and synonyms of book from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education. Show more. Show less.