The attribute verb points to one or more <verb>s that serve to assert something of the @subject.

The preferred term "verb" is equivalent to RDF "predicate." The latter term is avoided as being misleading -- most who use TAN will understand "predicate," grammatically speaking, to refer to everything in a sentence that is not the subject.

Multiple values of @verb are interpreted to mean "and", resulting in distribution of the claim (e.g., verb="x y" becomes "[subject] x ..." and "[subject] y...").

Formal Definition

Defined at: TAN-A-div.rng

Used by: ~body-content-non-class-2, ~claim


Any predefined strictures on verbs must be respected.


Every <claim> must have at least one verb, either @verb (self or ancestral <body>)