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VerbQ

Contributed by: Arnoud Buzing

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Check if a word is a verb

ResourceFunction["VerbQ"][word]

gives True if word can be used as a verb and False otherwise.

Details and Options

The result is True if any definition of word is a verb.

Examples

Basic Examples

Check if a word is a verb:

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ResourceFunction["VerbQ"]["program"]
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ResourceFunction["VerbQ"]["software"]
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Applications

Find how many words in an article can be used as verbs:

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Counts[ResourceFunction["VerbQ"] /@ TextWords[WikipediaData["Verb"]]]
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