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Now It's Possible to Google on Any Search Engine

Did you know you can now Google on any search engine? What do I mean? 

Due to the frequent usage of the word,  it has earned both a noun and verb form. As a noun (proper noun), it refers to a particular thing (company) which is what we have all been accustomed to. 

However, in 2016 the name earned a verb form ‘google.’ In this instance, a transitive verb. A transitive verb is a verb which contains a subject when used in a sentence. 

Example: She played football. 

Play is a transitive verb because it contains a subject (football). 

The verb form of the noun was developed in 2006 by various dictionaries including Oxford Dictionaries, Cambridge Dictionary and Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 


I googled the name Virily and voila, Google returned the results in seconds. 

You can use the verb form of Google either in lowercase (google) or in uppercase (Google). 

I Googled but I didn’t see what I wanted. 

The Sweden Language Council had coined the word ‘ungoogleable’ to refer to anything that can’t be found on any search engine when you search for it. Well,  Google Inc. minded and thus SLC withdrew it to avoid legal battle. 

Now, my dear Virily friends, what shall we google now? or, Google now? 


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  1. Since the edit button is no longer available, I would like to correct that a transitive verb should have an object not a subject.
    For instance, she played football. Played is a transitive verb because it has an object which is football.

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