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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:14 am 
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Is there a way to add to the dictionary of words Inform 7 can adjust based on the tense and person of the story?

It seems like I've read this in the documentation before but can't seem to find the right search keyword to locate it - "new verbs" is about creating actions; I've also tried "varying what is read" and "varying what is written".

What I'm talking about is writing messages such as "[We] [see] [the noun]." so it will adapt based on changing story viewpoint. If I have an odd verb like "research" it doesn't seem to know and be able to conjugate that.

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After examining something:
   say "[We] [research] [the noun] but [find] nothing of interest.";


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Problem. In the line 'say "[We] [research] [the noun] but [find] nothing of interest."' , I was expecting that 'research' would be something to 'say', but it didn't look like any form of 'say' that I know. So I tried to read 'research' as a value of some kind (because it's legal to say values), but couldn't make sense of it that way either.

Sometimes this happens because punctuation has gone wrong - for instance, if you've omitted a semicolon or full stop at the end of the 'say' phrase.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:05 am 
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Have you declared it as a verb?

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This is chapter 14.3.


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To research is a verb.

After examining something:
   say "[We] [research] [the noun] but [find] nothing of interest.";


Link to the chapter zarf is mentioning: http://dhayton.haverford.edu/wp-content ... ex407.html

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 am 
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Of course it's that simple. [To verb] is a verb.

Thank you all! "Adaptive text" didn't land in my head for some reason as a search term.

I am the best at overcomplicating things.

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