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Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns - Beginners/Elementary

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Take a look at the words and decide if they are nouns, verbs or adjectives.

Noun: a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality e.g.'nurse', 'cat', 'party', 'oil' and 'poverty'.

Verb: a word or phrase that describes an action, condition or experience e.g. 'run', 'look' and 'feel'.

Adjective: a word that describes a noun e.g. 'big', 'boring', 'pink', 'quick' and 'obvious'.

Lesson by Adele, EC Cape Town English language school

Link: Learn English Noun and Adjective Endings

  • 1 - dolphin

  • 2 - dance

  • 3 - flower

  • 4 - beautiful

  • 5 - unconscious

  • 6 - motivating

  • 7 - entertaining

  • 8 - dog

  • 9 - smiling

  • 10 - town

  • 11 - arm

  • 12 - eat

  • 13 - Johannesburg

  • 14 - Michael

  • 15 - drive

  • 16 - bad

  • 17 - play

  • 18 - crazy

  • 19 - walk

  • 20 - memorable

  • 21 - sleep

  • 22 - imagine

  • 23 - interested

  • 24 - thunder


parts of speech

All correct, but isn't "dance" a noun and a verb at the same time?

a noun and a verb at the same time

I agree with you ynastia. It semms that "dance" and "play" could be a noun and a verb at the same time!?

sorry, seems.

sorry, seems.

Verbs and Nouns

It was not difficult to do, but you are right a lot of words may be a noun and a verb at the same time - walk, play, dance... Wink

bit of hesitation

As others pointed out,I've a bit of hesitation
in placing dance and walk under verb as both can be used as nouns.
This exercise gives arecollection of part of speech. THANKS

why smiling is an

why smiling is an adjictive?
isn't it suppose to be a noun , because of the suffix -ing
or could be a verb in case of particiable present tens ??
but an adjective? how?

maybe it is begginers level,

maybe it is begginers level, but I think, if there isn't given context it's difficult to recongnise difference in some words, because many same words are using as a noun and as a verb. for them eat, play... Confused

I think dance and arm are

I think dance and arm are verbs and nouns.
Thanks a lot


"smiling-an adjective???????????[:0]

Vidhya Smile

Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns - Beginners/Elementary

Is interested,crazy, and smiling not a verb?


Thank you teacher its a useful lesson

land scope

How to find

How to find that a word is a noun or adjective or verb?