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How would you write/say a verb that you didnt want to be I ___|, you \___|, he/she \___|s, we \___|. you all \___|, they \___|, or to \___|. For example, a sentence like, "love is great" or "What is love like'". (I am only using love because it is a familiar verb to us all.) Is there a certain ending you would use. I also once heard someone say "Me amor" meaning "my love". Does that mean you put an -or on it? Please and Thank you!

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updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by Sara-Beth

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James Schneider said:

Yes Samdie you're right ,in English this would be called a gerund ( a verb used as a noun) " to eat is a necessary thing" . I don't know , is this considered a conjugated form of a verb , Samdie ?
At some point in my life I was taught to make a distinction between finite and infinite forms of verbs. Finite meant all of the "conjugated" forms (since they were bound, in some sense, to a time frame) and infinite included (not only [despite the name] the infinitive) but gerunds and gerundives (participles [i.e. used as adjectives])..

updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by samdie
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http://spanish.about.com/library/beginning/aa-beg-verbs-ser.htm

Ser o no ser, esa es la pregunta.

samdie said:

James Schneider said:

"Ser o no ser, eso es la question." (I have no idea if that's the way it's usually translated into Spanish)

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updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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Sorry, I wasn't trying to ask a question. I was re-writing hers. She did not know the word conjugated so she made an elaborate diagram. I was just telling her that the word that she needed to express her thought was to conjugate a verb.

James Schneider said:

Quentin,I'm sure Lazarus can explain this much better than I can but verbs have to be in some form (tense, mood, person etc.) to be used in a sentence. The -ar,-er, or -ir form is the form in the dictionary so I guess that is what you mean.to speak, to eat, to fight.....hablar, comer , luchar . Hope this helps.

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updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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Yes Samdie you're right ,in English this would be called a gerund ( a verb used as a noun) " to eat is a necessary thing" . I don't know , is this considered a conjugated form of a verb , Samdie '

updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by James-Schneider
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James Schneider said:

Quentin, I'm sure Lazarus can explain this much better than I can but verbs have to be in some form (tense, mood, person etc.) to be used in a sentence. The -ar,-er, or -ir form is the form in the dictionary so I guess that is what you mean.

to speak, to eat, to fight.....hablar, comer , luchar . Hope this helps.
Well not quite, in many cases the infinitive can also be used as a noun e.g. "Comer demasiado es malo para la salud." "Ser o no ser, eso es la question." (I have no idea if that's the way it's usually translated into Spanish)

updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by samdie
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Quentin,
I'm sure Lazarus can explain this much better than I can but verbs have to be in some form (tense, mood, person etc.) to be used in a sentence. The -ar,-er, or -ir form is the form in the dictionary so I guess that is what you mean.
to speak, to eat, to fight.....hablar, comer , luchar . Hope this helps.

updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by James-Schneider
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How would you write/say a verb that you didnt want to be

updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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el amor is a noun meaning love, amar is a verb meaning to love. verbs have 3 types of endings -ar,-er or -ir. and those are the to... form of the verb....to eat (comer), to speak (hablar) etc. Love is great (el amor es muy bueno).

mi is a pronoun meaning my....mi amor.....my love. me is also a pronoun (direct object ,indirect object or reflexive)
I don't want to confuse you or tell you something incorrect and I'm still a beginner too, but read more about the conjugation of verbs on this site and it will help you. Good luck.

updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by James-Schneider
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Sara, "love" in your sentences is not a verb, but a noun, and although in English the word is morphologically identical (it is written the same), it doesn't work like that in Spanish. The word for love is "amor" (e.g. "mi amor"), and there is no universal ending that you can use to turn any verb into a noun; you just have to learn them by root.

updated DIC 21, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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