English version

act as something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishact as something phrasal verbDOto do a particular job for a short time, for example while the usual person is absent 🔊 My brother speaks French – he can act as interpreter. act→ See Verb table
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act as DeConcini acted as host at the meeting.
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Verb table
act
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyact
he, she, itacts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyacted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave acted
he, she, ithas acted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad acted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill act
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have acted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam acting
he, she, itis acting
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you, we, theyare acting
Past
I, he, she, itwas acting
you, we, theywere acting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been acting
he, she, ithas been acting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been acting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be acting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been acting
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