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As a young man, I balked one November at voting for a Democratic mayoralty candidate who, it seemed to me, was both unintelligent and corrupt.
Als junger Mann weigerte ich mich einmal, für einen Bürgermeisterkandidaten der Demokraten zu stimmen, der mir dumm und korrupt erschien.
Postman, Neil / Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessPostman, Neil / Wir amüsieren uns zu Tode: Urteilsbildung im Zeitalter der Unterhaltungsindustrie
Wir amüsieren uns zu Tode: Urteilsbildung im Zeitalter der Unterhaltungsindustrie
Postman, Neil
© by Neil Postman, 1985
© S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 1985
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Postman, Neil
© Neil Postman, 1985

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Word forms


Common casebalkbalks
Possessive casebalk'sbalks'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)balking
Past Participle (Participle II)balked
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I balkwe balk
you balkyou balk
he/she/it balksthey balk
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am balkingwe are balking
you are balkingyou are balking
he/she/it is balkingthey are balking
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have balkedwe have balked
you have balkedyou have balked
he/she/it has balkedthey have balked
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been balkingwe have been balking
you have been balkingyou have been balking
he/she/it has been balkingthey have been balking
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I balkedwe balked
you balkedyou balked
he/she/it balkedthey balked
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was balkingwe were balking
you were balkingyou were balking
he/she/it was balkingthey were balking
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had balkedwe had balked
you had balkedyou had balked
he/she/it had balkedthey had balked
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been balkingwe had been balking
you had been balkingyou had been balking
he/she/it had been balkingthey had been balking
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will balkwe shall/will balk
you will balkyou will balk
he/she/it will balkthey will balk
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be balkingwe shall/will be balking
you will be balkingyou will be balking
he/she/it will be balkingthey will be balking
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have balkedwe shall/will have balked
you will have balkedyou will have balked
he/she/it will have balkedthey will have balked
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been balkingwe shall/will have been balking
you will have been balkingyou will have been balking
he/she/it will have been balkingthey will have been balking
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would balkwe should/would balk
you would balkyou would balk
he/she/it would balkthey would balk
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be balkingwe should/would be balking
you would be balkingyou would be balking
he/she/it would be balkingthey would be balking
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have balkedwe should/would have balked
you would have balkedyou would have balked
he/she/it would have balkedthey would have balked
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been balkingwe should/would have been balking
you would have been balkingyou would have been balking
he/she/it would have been balkingthey would have been balking
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am balkedwe are balked
you are balkedyou are balked
he/she/it is balkedthey are balked
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being balkedwe are being balked
you are being balkedyou are being balked
he/she/it is being balkedthey are being balked
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been balkedwe have been balked
you have been balkedyou have been balked
he/she/it has been balkedthey have been balked
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was balkedwe were balked
you were balkedyou were balked
he/she/it was balkedthey were balked
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being balkedwe were being balked
you were being balkedyou were being balked
he/she/it was being balkedthey were being balked
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been balkedwe had been balked
you had been balkedyou had been balked
he/she/it had been balkedthey had been balked
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be balkedwe shall/will be balked
you will be balkedyou will be balked
he/she/it will be balkedthey will be balked
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been balkedwe shall/will have been balked
you will have been balkedyou will have been balked
he/she/it will have been balkedthey will have been balked