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Hi, everybody. Welcome back to Know Your Verbs. My name is Alisha. In this episode, we're going to talk about the verb, "move."
Let's look at the basic meaning of the verb, "move." So, the basic definition of the verb, "move" is to go to a different place or a different condition.
Let's look at the conjugations of this verb. Present, "move," "moves." Past, "moved." Past participle, "moved." Progressive, "moving."
Now, let's talk about some additional meanings of this verb.
The first additional meaning for today is to persuade or to prompt someone to do something. Some example of this, "We were moved to act when we saw the destruction after the disaster." "The documentary moved me to volunteer in my community." In both of these examples, we used the verb, "moved," in this case, to explain being prompted to do something.
In the first example sentence, I said, "We were moved to act," means to take action, to do something, "because of a disaster." So, in this case, the speaker saw disaster, the horrible damage from a disaster and the speaker and someone else were moved, they were persuaded or prompted to take action.
So, in the second example sentence, we see the same thing. "The documentary moved me to volunteer in my community." Here we see the same pattern, "moved" plus the infinitive form. "Moved to act," moved to volunteer in my community. So, in this case, "I was moved to volunteer in my community because of a documentary." So, the documentary prompted me or persuaded me to volunteer. So, we can use "move" to mean like push us or persuade us to do something.
So, meaning 2 is to activate emotions or feelings. Example of the second meaning, "The movie moved me to tears." "We were so moved by your generosity." So, here, we're using "moved" to refer to an activation of our emotion. In the first example sentence, "The movie moved me to tears." In this case, moved me to tears is like, it moved me so much, it activated my emotions so much that I began to cry. Actually, that's a common set expression, "move me to tears." Something was so emotionally charged that I began to cry as a result.
In the second example sentence, "We were so moved by your generosity," means that "your generosity," the listener, did something very generous and that caused the speaker to feel strong emotions or their emotions were activated or stirred or roused. So, in these example sentences, "moved," refers to strong emotional responses to something.
The third meaning is to make a make a formal proposal for something. We use "move" to suggest something. It's often used in law or legal proceedings but we can use it as well in casual situations if we want to make the proposal seem more formal somehow. Examples, "I move to end this discussion." "He moved to postpone the next meeting for the week." Here, in the first example sentence, "I move to end the discussion," it means, I propose that we end the discussion. But, to say, "I move" sounds more formal, actually, kind of more legal a bit. In the second example sentence, "He moved to postpone the next meeting for a week." We're seeing "moved" used to mean proposed again. "He proposed that we postpone the meeting," in other words. Propose is fine but you could substitute that like, "He proposed we postpone the meeting," or, "I propose we end this discussion," but, "move" just have kind of a legal sound to it.
The fourth meaning I want to talk about in this episode is to change residence or just to change your house, in other words. Examples, "I'm thinking about moving this summer." "Have you ever moved to a new city?" Here, "move" just means move your house but we only use "move." We don't say, "move apartment" or "move house." Maybe in British English, "move house" is used. But, in American English, we just use "move." "I need to move," "I have to move," or, "I hate moving," for example. So, just use move to mean changing your house. Usually, from the context, from the discussion, we can understand which kind of move is meant. It doesn't mean that you're taking your house and you're moving your house somewhere. It means that you're taking your body, you're moving your body to a new residence, a new home and go in there.
Let's talk about some variations of the verb, "to move." The first variation is "to move [products]." This means to sell things or to have transactions in something. Some examples, "The sales team has been moving a lot of merchandise lately!" "We need to move a lot of inventory next month." These example sentences mean sell something. "The sales team has been moving a lot of merchandise," means the sales team has been selling a lot of things, has been doing transactions of some kind. In the second example sentence, "We need to move a lot of inventory next month," means we need to sell a lot of things from our inventory but we just used the verb, "move" to make that shorter. So, instead of, "We need to sell a lot of products," we can say, "We need to move a lot of inventory," instead.
Those are a few new meanings of the verb, "move." If you have any questions or if you want to try to make a sentence with this verb, please feel free to do so in the comments section. If you like the video, please make sure to give it a thumbs up, subscribe to the channel if you haven't already and check us out at EnglichClass101.com for some other good resources. Thanks very much for watching this episode of Know Your Verbs and I'll see you again soon. Bye.
I really have other variations but just couple of pop culture references. We see the verb, "move" like in Star Wars. Obi Wan Kenobi says to the Storm Troopers, they had that famous line, "These aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along. Move along."
He's referring to kind of like move your body. Leave from this place.
There is a meaning of this verb which is like to leave or to depart somewhere. But, I think we can understand that pretty much with just the basic form of the verb, "to move," like, "Let's move." "Let's go," in other words. The same thing with Obi Wan's line, "Move along." Move yourself.
Yeah, there is that. "To move out," to move out of a place means to leave a residence or to move out of an apartment, to move out of the house means to leave that apartment or to leave that house. So, "I'm moving out of my apartment." We could say that or "I'm moving to a new house," "I'm moving out of my apartment."


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Can you make a sentence using the verb "Move"?

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Thank you for your teaching.

I love the way you teach.

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I was moved to make a donation to charity by the documentary.


Very interesting.

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To word 'crochet' is pronounced - '"krowยทshei."

Hmm... most of the time it would be rude to tell someone to "move out of the way!" - to be polite, you would say "Excuse me, would you mind moving a little bit?"

Unless they were about to get hit by a car or something similar you might yell "MOVE OUT OF THE WAY!" - to really get the message across to them. ๐Ÿ‘

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very helpful,thanks ALISHA

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Two questions:

The word "crochet", can you let me know the rule behind the pronunciation.

When is it okay, to tell someone "move out of the way". Is it correct to say that or is that considered rude in United States, or does it depends? Can you help me please.