English version

discourse on/upon something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiscourse on/upon something phrasal verb formalSPEAK A LANGUAGEto make a long formal speech about something, or to discuss something seriously discourse→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
discourse on/upon Sherman had heard Gene Lopwitz discourse on that subject.
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Verb table
discourse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydiscourse
he, she, itdiscourses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydiscoursed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave discoursed
he, she, ithas discoursed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad discoursed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill discourse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have discoursed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam discoursing
he, she, itis discoursing
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you, we, theyare discoursing
Past
I, he, she, itwas discoursing
you, we, theywere discoursing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been discoursing
he, she, ithas been discoursing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been discoursing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be discoursing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been discoursing
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