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Like Sue says, it's "I doff my hat" or a more common variant "I tip my hat" It means to give your respect or admiration. For example, I tip/doff my hat to those who donate to charity.

Ivy April 10, 2011, 4:24am

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No. The proper word is "converse". "Conversate" is considered a slang word, If I'm not mistaken.

Ivy January 17, 2010, 10:13pm

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Taking a wild guess here, but do you mean transitive vs intransitive verbs?

Ivy May 6, 2009, 3:23am

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That's because it's in the subjunctive. The subjunctive is often used to express hierarchical differences in the English language (e.g. Queen always speaks in the subjunctive) or simply a higher sense of authority. It implies that the demands are absolute and incontestable.

Another use of the subjunctive is during hypothetical situations that you completely do not anticipate.

However, the subjunctive is rarely used in English, so don't worry about it.

Ivy January 12, 2008, 7:14pm

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