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obtain, ; obtain as profit, ; win, P ; earn, ; reach, ; increase, ; get by effort, C ; improve in health, ; (of watch or clock) run fast, J ; n. profit, ; increase, ; advantage, ; improvement, HMF ; gainful, a. profitable, ; lucrative, F IF ; gainfully, adv. profitably, ; gainfulness, n. gainly, n. beautiful, , AQ ; gainer, n. gainings, n. pl. profits, ; gains, n . pl . earnings, ; gain ground, advance, ; gain on, gain upon, get closer to, A ; gain the upperhand, be victorious, P ; gain time, c . gain, a. replete, ; complete, G ; filled completely, GH ; abundant, ; entire, A ; perfect, ; satisfactory, G ; copious, ANA ; maximum, ; sufficient, F ; crowded, FE GH ; n. highest degree, G ; utmost extent, G ; the whole, ; adv. perfectly, ; sufficiently, F M ; fully, adv. entirely, P ; in a full degree, M ; to the full, G ; at least, ; without deficiency, MP ; very, I ; extremely, GJ ; fulness, fullness, n. G, ; copiousness, N GH ; full-blooded, a. of pure race, ; hearty, ; vigorous, ; full-blown, a. fully developed, C ; (of a flower) completely open, blooming, J ; full-bodied, marked by richness or fullness, F, P ; full-fed, a. J ; full-fledged, a. fully developed, C ; mature, ; (of a bird) able to fly, J ; having complete training, JC ; full-grown, a. having reached maturity, C; ; fullhearted, a. zealous, I ; confident, H ; courageous, E ; full-length, n. the whole length, c ; full-moon, n. the moon with its whole disc illuminated, F, I ; full-mouthed, a. speaking loudly, A ; vigorous, ; sonorous, LA ; full stop, n. written or printed point (.) marking the end of a sentence, O ; fulltilt, adv. at high speed, F ; full-time, a. EA ; fulsome, a. offending by excess, A; MA ; insincere, ; disgusting, A ; praising too much, F A ; fulsomely, adv. fulsomeness, n. in full, completely, ; to the full, to the utmost extent, M

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What are of verbs.

verbs? They are words that express action or state of being. There are 3 classes

1. Transitive-This kind of verb requires an object in order for its meaning to be complete. ex. Larry killed the snake. (If we will just say, "Larry killed," the meaning would be unclear and incomplete, so we need to add an the object of the verb 'the snake'. 2. Intransitive-This kind of verb does not need an object to complete its meaning. ex. Mia ran. (As short as it may seem, this sentence is already complete and does not need an object for the verb 'ran'.) 3. Copulative-This kind of verb does not do any action but just expresses a state of being. It links the subject to the predicate. ex. Therese is a student. ('Is' does not do any action but just links the subject to the predicate.) VERB RULES: Below are verb rules we should know: 1. Verbs should agree with the number of the subject. ex. The three shirts I bought are all pink. (The subject 'three shirts' is plural, so 'are' is the verb used.) 2. Compound subjects that mean only one person or thing should take a singular verb. ex. The CEO and Creative Manager of the company is Miss White. (Miss White has two positions in the company-the CEO and Creative Manager, so the verb 'is' was used.) 3. Compound subjects introduced by each and every are regarded as singular and therefore takes a singular verb. ex. Every bird, cat and dog is welcome at her place. 4. Subjects joined by 'either...or' and 'neither...nor' follows the number of the subject nearer the verb. ex. Either the boys or Riza is not telling the truth. (The subject 'Riza' is nearer the verb, so the verb is singular.)

5. The number of a noun in a phrase does not affect the number of the verb. The verb still follows the number of the subject and not the phrase. ex. One of the girls is crying. (The subject is not the girls but just one of them.) 6. If a singular subject is followed by phrases like 'as well as', 'together with', 'along with, 'with' or 'including', the verb will still be singular. ex. The mayor as well as his councilors is to be awarded this afternoon. (The subject is the mayor.) 7. 'It' is always followed by 'is'. ex. It is the Jacintos, not the Dizons who will be there. 8. Both, several, many and few take plural verbs. ex. Few are really listening. 9. Every, each, neither, either, anyone, someone, everyone, everybody, and anybody take singular verbs. ex. Each is entitled to his own opinion. 10. Not all nouns ending in 's' require plural verbs. Some nouns are plural in form but take singular verbs. (ex. mathematics, measles, politics, physics, billiards, mumps, civics, molasses) ex. Politics is a dangerous game. 11. Some nouns have no singular form like pants, pliers, tweezers, tongs, scissors, etc. They denote pairs and take plural verbs. ex. Where are my glasses? 12. Collective nouns take singular verbs when the group acts as a unit, but if they are thought of individually, they take plural verbs. ex. The faculty is taking care of the new activity. The faculty are going to take their lunch. 13. For Math computations, singular verbs are used. ex. Seven and eight is fifteen. (These are but some verb rules. There are others which I did not mention anymore for they might be too complicated or they are already included in the discussion of the tenses. )