Same Word Used As Different Parts of Speech (Part -2) - English Grammar Teaching Notes | EduRev

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Some Same Word Used as Noun and Verb

Blow Noun I gave him a blow.
  Verb The storm was blowing.
Book Noun Read only good books.
  Verb We are booked for Delhi.
Bridge Noun We saw a hanging bridge.
  Verb It bridges a canal.
Calm Noun I walked in the calm of the evening.
  Verb My words calmed his anger.
Cheer Noun Loud cheers greeted us.
  Verb We cheered the players.
Colour Noun Its colour had faded.
  Verb This picture is coloured.
Cut Noun He had a nasty cut in his face.
  Verb Cut the rope into pieces.
Face Noun He had a fine face.
  Verb We had to face a storm.
Feast Noun We enjoyed the feast.
  Verb Our eyes feasted on the charming scene.
Fish Noun I caught a big fish.
  Verb He was fishing for a good chance.
Head Noun Put a cap on his head.
  Verb My name headed the list.
Hold Noun I hold him in my hold.
  Verb Hold your tongue.
Iron Noun Iron is heavy.
  Verb Who's iron's you dress?
Land Noun Kashmir is a land of beauty.
  Verb The crew landed at Vizag.
Man Noun Man is mortal.
  Verb Yuri Gagarin manned the space-ship well.
Mark Noun John made his mark in life.
  Verb I marked him well.
Mind Noun I know my mind.
  Verb Mind your duty.
Race Noun Let us run a race.
  Verb Three boats were racing.
Refuse Noun The pit was filled with refuse.
  Verb I refused to see him.
Salt Noun Salt contains iodine.
  Verb Salt is used in salting fishes.
Scale Noun Goods are weighed on a scale.
  Verb Who scaled the wall?
Second Noun It vanished in a second.
  Verb I seconded the proposal.
Ship Noun The ship set sail.
  Verb Have you shipped my goods?
Shoulder Noun I carried him on my shoulders.
  Verb We shouldered all responsibilities.
Silence Noun Red in silence.
  Verb My reply silenced him.
Smell Noun The rose has a nice smell.
  Verb The rose smells sweet.
Spirit Noun We worked in a friendly spirit.
  Verb My watch was spirited away.
Spoil Noun The dacoits divided their spoils.
  Verb You spoiled my chance.
Spy Noun John acted as a spy.
  Verb He spied our movements.
Stamp Noun Can you give me a postage stamp?
  Verb I stamped the letter.
Station Noun Where is the railway station?
  Verb A guard was stationed there.
Walk Noun Let us take a walk.
  Verb We walked slowly.
Water Noun We drink pure water.
  Verb Plants are daily watered.
Weather Noun We started in fine weather.
  Verb The ship weathered a storm.


Some Aame Word Used as Noun and Adjective

Black Noun Black will take no other hue.
  Adjective Coal is black.
Blind Noun This window had a blind.
  Adjective He is a blind man.
Capital Noun Our capital is in Delhi.
  Adjective He enjoys capital health.
Common Noun Cows graze on the common.
  Adjective It is a common idea.
Cross Noun Put a cross here.
  Adjective He is rather cross today.
Daily Noun I read it in a daily.
  Adjective It is a daily paper.
Deep Noun Whales are natives of the deep.
  Adjective This tank is deep.
Due Noun Pay up my dues.
  Adjective I came in due time.
Equal Noun Joe had no equal in boxing.
  Adjective He was equal to the occasion.
Fat Noun Too much fat weakens the body.
  Adjective It is a fat dog.
Gold Noun Gold is bright.
  Adjective I lost my gold ring.
Green Noun A cow was grazing in the green.
  Adjective Grass is green.
Hollow Noun The bird lived in the hollow of a tree.
  Adjective Your promises are hollow.
Individual Noun I never knew this individual.
  Adjective Every individual boy received a book.
Iron Noun Iron is hard.
  Adjective Henry ruled with an iron hand.
Native Noun Mr. Bose is a native of Malaysia.
  Adjective He lives in his native village.
Necessary Noun These are the bare necessaries of life.
  Adjective Your aid is necessary.
Private Noun Tom is a private of the Nor folk Regiment.
  Adjective Let us go to your private chamber.
Rough Noun O'er rough and smooth she trips along.
  Adjective The sea is rough.
Salt Noun Jack is true to his salt.
  Adjective Sea-water is salt to taste.
Summer Noun It is hot in summer.
  Adjective Avoid summer friends.
Sun Noun The Sun is up.
  Adjective They take a Sun bath.
Sweet Noun We like sweets.
  Adjective Honey is sweet.
Uniform Noun The officer was in his uniform.
  Adjective His speeches were of uniform length.
White Noun I got a sore in the white of my eye.
  Adjective It is a white swan.


Some Same Word Used as Adjective and Verb

Clear Adjective The sky is clear.
  Verb Clear out of my house.
Dry Adjective A dry cow is useless.
  Verb The Sun dries out cloth.
Free Adjective You are free to go.
  Verb He was freed from bonds.
Humble Adjective This is my humble view.
  Verb He was humbled before us.
Level Adjective This ground is level.
  Verb He levelled his gun at me.
Loose Adjective My dress is loose.
  Verb Loose your purse strings for the poor.
Lower Adjective We sat in a lower gallery.
  Verb Do not lower your position.
Pale Adjective You look pale.
  Verb Your boasts pale before my glory.
Second Adjective The second man came last.
  Verb I seconded the resolution.
Secure Adjective My position is secure.
  Verb He secured a scholarship.
Separate Adjective I wrote a separate letter.
  Verb They separated from each other.
Slight Adjective A slight care is necessary.
  Verb He was slighted by his own men.
Slow Adjective He was slow to move.
  Verb The train soon slowed down.
Smart Adjective He is a smart chap.
  Verb I smarted with pain.
Smooth Adjective The sea was smooth.
  Verb Oil smoothes the stormy sea.
Steady Adjective He walked with steady steps.
  Verb Some weight is necessary to steady the balance.
Wrong Adjective Your answer is wrong.
  Verb He was grossly wronged by his friends.


Some Same Word used as Adjective and Adverb

About Adjective Beware, pick-pockets are about.
  Adverb I wonder how it came about.
Better Adjective I am better today.
  Adverb She sings better than I.
Close Adjective I was a close relation of Tom.
  Adverb I found you deep asleep.
Early Adjective I want an early reply.
  Adverb I came too early.
First Adjective The first man came last.
  Adverb He came first of all.
Hard Adjective Iron is a hard metal.
  Adverb I worked hard.
High Adjective This wall is too high.
  Adverb The bird flew high up.
Late Adjective I was late today.
  Adverb You came late.
Loud Adjective A loud noise was heard.
  Adverb Do not speak loud.
Pretty Adjective It is a pretty rose.
  Adverb I am pretty sure of success.
Sound Adjective He is a sound scholar.
  Adverb I was sound asleep.
Straight Adjective It is a straight road.
  Adverb Go straight to school.
Wide Adjective This room is very wide.
  Adverb We were wide awake.

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