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E f+AOk-sto Tristan McLeay <[log in to unmask]>:
>> I wonder if there aren't "nouns" that don't exist outside of the
>> phrases with those 3 verbs?
>
> I doubt they would. Maybe they've never been used, but I imagine they'd
> be nothing wrong with it, and it mightn't even sound funny to use them
> as a regular noun. Are there any verbs we can't use as a gerund (except
> for
> ones that have an alternative like 'escape' (n.) instead of 'escaping').

"must" and "can", certainly.  ;)  These verbs also no longer have
infinitives.


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