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Kal
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« on: August 30, 2016, 09:58:07 AM »

Hello all,

I want to know what you guys think about these:

•   To be in the middle/process/course/midst of doing something

•   to keep/continue/persist/still doing something

•   to try/endeavor/attempt do something

•   to be accustomed of do something

•   to be used to do something

•   to habituate to do something

•   to be habituated to do something

•   to be set to do something

•   to be wired to do something

•   to be primed to do something

•   to be fit to do something

•   to be in line to do something

•   to be in position to do something

•   to be in place to doing something

•   to hasten/hurry/rush (at) doing something

•   to succeed to do something/in doing something

•   to be able to do something

•   to manage to do something

•   to strive to do something

•   to be on the course of do something

•   to be on the heels of do something

•   to be quick to do something

•   to be prone to do something

•   to be scheduled to do something

•   to be slated to do something

•   to start to do something/doing something

•   to begin to do something/doing something

•   to commence to do something/doing something

•   to initiate to do something/doing something

•   to enter doing something

•   to occur to do something

•   to happen to do something

•   to finish doing something

•   to achieve doing something

•   to arrive (at) doing something

•   to reach doing something

•   to accomplish doing something

•   to complete doing something

•   to cease doing something

•   to break off doing something

•   to delay doing something

•   to end doing something

•   to conclude doing something

•   to halt doing something

•   to be on the border of doing something

•   to intend on doing something

•   to count on doing something

•   to plan on doing something

•   to anticipate doing something

•   to bank on doing something

•   to reckon on doing something

•   to rely on doing something

•   to expect to do something

•   to look forward to do something

•   to await doing something

•   to be fated to do something

•   to be made to do something

•   to be obligated to do something

•   to be intent to do something/in doing something

•   to be urged to do something

•   to be apt to do something

•   to be tending to do something

•   to be unlikely to do something

•   to be likely to do something

•   to be inclined to do something

•   to be possible to do something

•   to be probable to do something

•   to be firm to do something

•   to be fixed to do something

•   to be absolute to do something

•   to be certain to do something

•   to be sure to do something

•   to be ready to do something

•   to be prepared to do something

•   to be geared to do something

•   to be itching to do something

•   to be planning to do something

•   to be scheming to do something

•   to be preparing to do something

•   to be gearing to do something

•   to be aiming to do something

•   to be intending to do something

•   to be at the start of doing something

•   to be at the dawn of doing something

•   to be on the cusp of doing something

•   to be on the way to do something

•   to be en route to do something

•   to be close to do something

•   to be nearing to do something

•   to be bound to do something

•   to be due to do something

•   to be to do something

•   to be about to do something

•   to be on the brink/edge/point/verge of doing something

•   to be fixing to do something

•   to be poised to do something

•   to be on the track/road/line to do something

•   to propose to do something

•   to hesitate over doing something

•   to be undecided over/about doing something

•   to be slow to doing something

•   to be late doing something

•   to take time doing something

•   to be waiting to do something

•   to burst/break into doing something

•   to come to do something

•   to remain to do something

•   to return to do something

•   to be at the end of doing something

•   to be at the dusk of doing something

•   to be early doing something

•   to be raring  to do something

•   to be rearing to do something

•   to be looking to do something

•   to be meant to do something

•   to be appointed to do something

•   to be nowhere near doing something

•   to be heading to do something

•   to mean to do something

•   to mean to do something

•   to be liable to do something

•   to happen to do something

•   to be itching to do something
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 10:25:59 AM »

Your post seems to have something to do with the lexical and logical aspects of verbs. This is best dealt in linguistics. Even the program for those aspiring to become English teachers doesn't cover this topic.

Are you a linguistic student or a linguistic teacher Kal?

Let's see what sir Joe can tell us about the above topic.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 04:46:19 AM »

Hello Michael,

Yes, I graduated with a degree in Linguistics. I have seen some of these lexical aspects pop up in some grammar books, but not all. Yeah, I just want Joe's opinion on the matter.  He doesn't have to give a huge explanation of it.
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