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Tip Inchoative verbs

An inchoative verb denotes action constituted by two distinct states, one where some characteristic is present, and one where it is absent. The verb ‘kill’ is inchoative because it requires that its object be alive at one point and not alive at another. This is the property of becoming, technically known as ‘inchoative’, or ‘change of state’.

Writing Haskell is like writing poetry…as opposed to Python and Ruby, which are more prosaic, and Enterprise Java, which is more like a tax form.

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