#1
God
Give me a sentence that uses four consecutive simple present tense verbs with nothing else in between them. the first person to answer correctly gets 1000 XP
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#2
Elyk
help help help help
#3
God
good try but i'm afraid that's Not A Sentence
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#4
Yoshin
Is it cheating if the sentence is a list of them?
#5
junie
but how can it be a sentence if theres no subject? or are you wanting one with implied you subject
#6
God
(May 21, 2017 at 4:29 PM)Yoshin Wrote: Is it cheating if the sentence is a list of them?

I think verbs technically stop behaving as verbs if they're presented in a list.
#7
God
(May 21, 2017 at 4:31 PM)Respecting Women Wrote: but how can it be a sentence if theres no subject? or are you wanting one with implied you subject

There can be a subject. The rules only state that no other parts of speech can be inbetween the consecutive four verbs.
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#8
junie
We explore, discover, document, destroy.
#9
God
No commas!
#10
God
So to clarify, "nothing else in between them" includes punctuation and formatting. The only valid thing that can be between each verb is a space.
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#11
junie
You appear to be running
#12
God
(May 21, 2017 at 4:43 PM)Respecting Women Wrote: You appear to be running

to is a particle
running is present continuous
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#13
junie
They imagine pretend fuck
#14
Yrrzy
The tagline of the original Half-Life was "Run Think Shoot Live"
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#15
Mario
We're all gonna run run run around
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#16
God
(May 21, 2017 at 4:49 PM)Respecting Women Wrote: They imagine pretend fuck

They is not a verb.
"Pretend fuck" is a noun phrase.

(May 21, 2017 at 4:49 PM)Yrrzy Wrote: The tagline of the original Half-Life was "Run Think Shoot Live"

I appreciate your thinking outside of the box, but run, think, shoot and live do not behave as verbs in this sentence.

(May 21, 2017 at 4:50 PM)Mario Wrote: We're all gonna run run run around

Gonna is not a simple present verb (and also includes the particle 'to').
Run run run is idiomatic, and only the first or the last repetition qualifies as a true verb.
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#17
junie
is this even possible
#18
Yrrzy
im not sure, i can chain two before they start having to use each other as adverbs or nouns
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#19
God
tip: the correct answers do not consecutively use the same verb. there is at least one possible answer whereby the same verb is used twice in the sequence, but not consecutively.
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#20
Yrrzy
i keep thinking i have something but then i realise it has a comma
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