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  • "Look," he said quietly, "the past participle conjugated with avoir agrees with the direct object when it precedes."   (source)
    conjugated = changed form (of a verb)
  • When at last I dozed, in sheer exhaustion of mind and body, it became a vast shadowy verb which I had to conjugate.   (source)
    conjugate = present in different grammatical forms
  • By the time he in third grade, though, he get to talking better than the President a the United States, coming home using words like conjugation and parliamentary.†   (source)
  • I can't count anymore by 7s, but I can conjugate irregular Latin verbs, and I do this while she speaks to me.†   (source)
  • On the opposite page is the Colosseum in Rome, labeled in English, and below, a conjugation: sum es est, sumus estis sunt.†   (source)
  • Twenty minutes into French class, Madame O'Malley was conjugating the verb to believe in the subjunctive.†   (source)
  • Or French verb conjugation.†   (source)
  • If I never learned my French conjugations from Anatole, at least I would try to learn patience.†   (source)
  • She sat in front of Peter in French class, her ponytail bobbing up and down as she conjugated verbs out loud.†   (source)
  • Which you would know if your education had consisted of more than just learning how to swing a sword and conjugate a few verbs in the ancient language.†   (source)
  • But conjugating the word is not sufficient pastime.†   (source)
  • Instead, I'm sitting alone in the parlor with an open French book on my lap, pretending to pay attention to conjugations and tenses that make my eyes hurt.†   (source)
  • I sat in the back of the classroom and couldn't keep my mind on the conjugations.†   (source)
  • While gathering raspberries for Mrs. Nessel, I frightened the grosbeaks from the brambles with my conjugating.†   (source)
  • Plus, I totally understood how to conjugate regular present subjunctive verbs.†   (source)
  • The old verb axe appears fully conjugated in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde—axe, axen, axed.†   (source)
  • But if Poles by the thousands have sheltered Jews, hidden Jews, laid down their lives for Jews, they have also at times, in the agony of their conjugate discord, persecuted them with undeviating savagery; it was within this continuum of the Polish spirit that Professor Bieganski properly belonged, and it was there that Sophie had eventually to reinstate him for my benefit, in order to interpret the happenings at Auschwitz ….†   (source)
  • In my first year at City, when we were reading Caesar and I was having terrible trouble, she sat beside me long nights at the dining-room table on Lombard Street and helped me solve the puzzles of Latin declensions and conjugations.†   (source)
  • I do my homework--choose five verbs and conjugate them.   (source)
    conjugate = grammatically change verb forms depending upon context
  • The principal gentleman who officiated behind the counter, took a good deal of notice of me; and often got me, I recollect, to decline a Latin noun or adjective, or to conjugate a Latin verb, in his ear, while he transacted my business.   (source)
    conjugate = present in different grammatical forms
  • Rank, was standing at the front of the class, slowly conjugating Latin verbs.†   (source)
  • I'm not doing so hot, because conjugating verbs isn't my strong point.†   (source)
  • He teases me about sneakers, asks about my favorite films, and conjugates my French homework.†   (source)
  • WE SPEND THE whole of our French lesson conjugating verbs.†   (source)
  • In the mornings she teaches arithmetic to his younger pupils, and afterward spends many hours at his bright-white shirtsleeve conjugating the self-same reflexive verbs—l'homme se noie—which a year ago she declared pointless.†   (source)
  • I had learned eighty-five Vietnamese phrases over the last seven days, as well as a great deal of verb conjugation.†   (source)
  • CONJUGATE THIS.†   (source)
  • Whenever we were doing tedious verb conjugation, I always got the lyrics to an old Schoolhouse Rock! song stuck in my head: "To run, to go, to get, to give.†   (source)
  • A good letter could get you a position in the better cohorts, sometimes even special jobs like legion messenger, which made you exempt from the grunt work like digging ditches or conjugating Latin verbs.†   (source)
  • He'd hated it since he was four and his dad set learning the Latin conjugations for twenty-five irregular verbs as a "daily marker," but by the end of the day, Colin only knew twenty-three.†   (source)
  • 'I will not conjugate the verb,' said Louis, 'until Bernard has said it.†   (source)
  • "Can you conjugate?" gasped Mr. Avery.†   (source)
  • So he wrote Latin words on his blackboard, then copied out again in blue chalk the part of each word that changed in conjugation or declension, and in red chalk the part of the word that never varied.†   (source)
  • No more would he conjugate the verb "to do in every mood and tense."†   (source)
  • "As to you, 'new boy,' you will conjugate 'ridiculus sum'** twenty times."†   (source)
  • During the years when I was riding herd for my uncle, my aunt, after cooking the three meals--the first of which was ready at six o'clock in the morning-and putting the six children to bed, would often stand until midnight at her ironing board, with me at the kitchen table beside her, hearing me recite Latin declensions and conjugations, gently shaking me when my drowsy head sank down over a page of irregular verbs.†   (source)
  • Each one emerged taut, neat, and brand-new from his mobile lips; he savored every educated, biting, nimble turn of phrase that he used, taking obvious, effusive, and exhilarating enjoyment even in grammatical inflections and conjugations, and seemed to have far too much clear presence of mind ever to misspeak himself.†   (source)
  • Mrs Merdle's verbs were so pressingly presented to Mr Merdle to conjugate, that his sluggish blood and his long coat-cuffs became quite agitated.†   (source)
  • At present, in relation to this demand that he should learn Latin declensions and conjugations, Tom was in a state of as blank unimaginativeness concerning the cause and tendency of his sufferings, as if he had been an innocent shrewmouse imprisoned in the split trunk of an ash-tree in order to cure lameness in cattle.†   (source)
  • 'It's no matter,' said Mr Pancks, 'I merely wish to remark that the task this Proprietor has set me, has been never to leave off conjugating the Imperative Mood Present Tense of the verb To keep always at it.†   (source)
  • But one day, when he had broken down, for the fifth time, in the supines of the third conjugation, and Mr. Stelling, convinced that this must be carelessness, since it transcended the bounds of possible stupidity, had lectured him very seriously, pointing out that if he failed to seize the present golden opportunity of learning supines, he would have to regret it when he became a man,—Tom, more miserable than usual, determined to try his sole resource; and that evening, after his usual…†   (source)
  • On other occasions, when Monsieur le Cure, on his way back after administering the viaticum to some sick person in the neighbourhood, caught sight of Charles playing about the fields, he called him, lectured him for a quarter of an hour and took advantage of the occasion to make him conjugate his verb at the foot of a tree.†   (source)
  • This weak conjugation was itself degenerated.†   (source)
  • The conjugation of /to give/, however, is yet very uncertain, and so Lardner may report accurately.†   (source)
  • The conjugation of /to win/ is yet far from fixed.†   (source)
  • /To speed/ and /to shoe/ have become regular, not only because of the general tendency toward the weak conjugation, but also for logical reasons.†   (source)
  • But we still have two plainly defined conjugations of the verb, and we still inflect it for number, and, in part, at least, for person.†   (source)
  • Practically all of them show the weak conjugation, for example, /to phone/, /to bluff/, /to rubber-neck/, /to ante/, /to bunt/, /to wireless/, /to insurge/ and /to loop-the-loop/.†   (source)
  • But during the seventeenth century it seems to have been arrested, and even to have given way to a contrary tendency—that is, toward strong conjugations.†   (source)
  • She is a general's daughter and the wife of a professor, but even professor's wives are not above occasional bogglings of the cases of pronouns and the conjugations of verbs.†   (source)
  • Thus, by a circuitous route, verbs originally strong, and for many centuries hovering between the two conjugations, have eventually become strong again.†   (source)
  • And so he moves toward the philological millennium dreamed of by George T. Lanigan, when "the singular verb shall lie down with the plural noun, and a little conjugation shall lead them."†   (source)
  • Its difference from standard English is not merely a difference in vocabulary, to be disposed of in an alphabetical list; it is, above all, a difference in pronunciation, in intonation, in conjugation and declension, in metaphor and idiom, in the whole fashion of using words.†   (source)
  • The most obvious is that leading to the transfer of verbs from the so-called strong conjugation to the weak—a change already in operation before the Norman Conquest, and very marked during the Middle English period.†   (source)
  • In American its conjugation coalesces with that of /am/ in the following manner: /Present/ I am /Past Perfect/ I had of ben /Present Perfect/ I bin (or ben) /Future/ I will be /Past/ I was /Future Perfect/ (wanting) And in the subjunction: /Present/ If I am /Past Perfect/ If I had of ben /Past/ If I was All signs of the subjunctive, indeed, seem to be disappearing from vulgar American.†   (source)
  • Thus it was, too, that English lost its case inflections and many of its old conjugations, and that our /yes/ came to be substituted for the /gea-se/ (=/so be it/) of an earlier day, and that we got rid of /whom/ after /man/ in /the man I saw/, and that our stark pronoun of the first person was precipitated from the German /ich/.†   (source)
  • …took Teach taught taught Tear tore torn Tell tole tole Think thought[38] thought Thrive throve throve Throw throwed threw Tread tread tread Wake woke woken Wear wore wore Weep wep wep Wet wet wet Win won (or wan)[39] won (or wan) Wind wound wound Wish (wisht) wisht wisht Wring wrung wrang Write written wrote [Pg198] A glance at these conjugations is sufficient to show several general tendencies, some of them going back, in their essence, to the earliest days of the English language.†   (source)
  • Smith, in his preface, says that his book is intended, "not so much to 'cover' the subject of grammar as to /teach/ it," and calls attention to the fact, somewhat proudly, that he has omitted "the rather hard subject of gerunds," all mention of conjunctive adverbs, and even the conjugation of verbs.†   (source)
  • Some of the more familiar conjugations of verbs in the American common speech, as recorded by Charters or Lardner or derived from my own collectanea, are here set down: /Present/ /Preterite/ /Perfect Participle/ Am was bin (or ben)[20] Attack attackted attackted (Be)[21] was bin (or ben) [20] Beat beaten beat Become[22] become became Begin begun began Bend bent bent Bet bet bet Bind bound bound Bite bitten bit Bleed bled bled Blow blowed (or blew) blowed (or blew) Break broken broke…†   (source)
  • Its verbs are conjugated in a way that defies all the injunctions of the grammar books; it has its contumacious rules of tense, number and case; it has boldly re-established the double negative, once sound in English; it admits double comparatives, confusions in person, clipped infinitives; it lays hands on the vowels, changing them to fit its obscure but powerful spirit; it disdains all the finer distinctions between the parts of speech.†   (source)
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