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[262b]

Stranger
I see; you evidently had something else in mind when you assented just now; for what I wished to say was just this, that verbs and nouns do not make discourse if spoken successively in this way.

Theaetetus
In what way?

Stranger
For instance, “walks,” “runs,” “sleeps” and the other verbs which denote actions, even if you utter all there are of them in succession, do not make discourse for all that.

Theaetetus
No, of course not.

Stranger
And again, when “lion,” “stag,” “horse,” and all other names of those who perform these actions are uttered,


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