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Table 2.

Tsunoda’s (1985) verb type hierarchy

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Effective actionPerceptionPursuitKnowledgeFeelingRelationAbility
hit, kill  see, hear search, look for know, understand love, like have, lack be able to, capable 
break, shoot find, look wait remember want, fear resemble proficient 
eat listen, smell  forget need correspond good 
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Effective actionPerceptionPursuitKnowledgeFeelingRelationAbility
hit, kill  see, hear search, look for know, understand love, like have, lack be able to, capable 
break, shoot find, look wait remember want, fear resemble proficient 
eat listen, smell  forget need correspond good 
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