Gifted. Gifting. What's the deal with that word? I was under the impression gift was a noun. When did it become a verb? I can't stand it.
Gift as a verb.
The History of “Gifting”
You may be surprised to learn that according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "gift" has been used as a verb for nearly 400 years. Here’s an example from 1801 from the “History of France” (1):
Parents were prohibited from selling, gifting, or pledging their children.
from Grammar Girl.
DH's mum is from Scotland and so some of his grammar drives me mad.
Asking the dogs "Do you want fed?"
It's not do you want fed, it's do you want TO BE fed!!!
or "Do you want outside?" instead of "Do you want TO GO outside?"
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