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Session 66

Tom explains 5 ways to use 'stand' as a verb in this English In A Minute.

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5 ways to use 'stand' as a verb

Have you ever wanted to know 5 ways to use 'stand' as a verb? Learn them with Tom in this English In A Minute.

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Stand has many meanings in English.

Let's learn a few. Most commonly, stand is a verb which means 'to be in a vertical position on your feet'.

I am standing at my desk.

We can also use stand as a transitive verb which means 'to endure'.

My phone can stand a lot of damage.

We can also use can't stand for things which are difficult to endure or really annoying.

I can't stand the noise in my office.

We can also use stands to describe the action of buying something nice for someone.

I will stand you dinner this evening.

Finally, to stand on one's own feet.

This is a fixed expression which means 'learn to be independent'.

Your parents might say it's time you got a job and stood on your own two feet.

5 ways to use 'stand' as a verb

Most commonly, stand is a verb which means 'to be in a vertical position on your feet'.

  • I am standing at the window.
  • Stand up when he enters the room.

We can also use stand as a transitive verb which means 'to endure'.

  • My helmet can stand a lot of damage.
  • The car couldn't stand the impact.

We can also use can't stand for things which are difficult to endure or really annoying.

  • I can't stand the noise in my house.
  • I can't stand mushrooms.

We can also use stand to describe the action of buying something nice for someone.

  • I will stand you dinner this evening.
  • She stood me a dinner.

To stand on one's own feet means 'learn to be independent'.

  • He needs to learn to stand on his two feet.
  • I learnt to stand on my own two feet when I left home.

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