The meaning of Verbal

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The explanation of verbal : technica a word that has been formed from a verb, for example a Gerund , Infinitive or Participle . (Longman  Dictionary of Contemporary English).

 

A preposition " from " connnects " a verb " to other pars of the sentence.

 

I am wondering why does " from " need in the sentence even though "form" is a trasitive verb?

 

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asked Oct 16 '11 at 17:27 JunweiZheng New member

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Verbal are non-finite verbs - they are independent of, and not limited by, the subject, as are finite verbs (is, are, am - these finite verbs have to change according to the subject/person/tense/number in the sentence).  

 

Verbals can take on the form of adjectives/adverbs/nouns, such as "Walking makes her happy." Here, walking is the verbal that takes on a noun form.  Verbals can be infinitive, gerunds, or present and past participles.

 

In your sentence, "formed" means it is created out of, or "from" - so, it's appropriate to say: Verbal : is the technical term for a word that has been formed from a verb, for example, a Gerund, Infinitive or Participle.

link answered Oct 17 '11 at 19:49 Shaila Fernandes Expert

Thanks , Shaila , Kimberly, you have answer my question. JunweiZhengOct 17 '11 at 21:46

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