What is the root verb for cutting? (SOLVED)

Inform seems to already understand cutting, choping, slicing etc. But when I try an use cutting e.g.

Instead of cutting X:
Do Y.

It complains that it doesn’t know what cutting is. I’m guessing the verb is something other than cutting and it understands cutting as an alternative, any ideas what?

I thought cutting was its own action.


So I’m not sure why you’re being told it’s an unknown action. Could you have disabled it accidentally somewhere in your code?

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If you type ACTIONS in the game in the IDE, Inform will then tell you exactly what it thinks it’s doing on every turn. This is a good way to hunt down synonyms.

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Thanks both, have fixed it now, was a daft incomplete line in my code, just couldn’t see it.