Grammar Patterns

V wh

The 'determine' group

These verbs are concerned with influencing a situation.
Vacant land taxes enable the government to influence where development occurs.
The verbs decide, define, determine, and dictate have an inanimate Subject. The verb influence sometimes has an inanimate Subject.
The author states 'Physiology not psychology determines whether one drinker will become addicted to alcohol and another will not'.
Apart from habits we picked up as children, there are many other factors which influence what we choose to eat.
  • decide
  • define
  • determine
  • dictate
  • influence
  • plan
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