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    Adjective/verb

    I understand that a same word can be adjective and verb or noun and verb etc.

    Can you please educate me how it works with example.


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    Re: Adjective/verb

    Do you have any examples? Many words can work in many ways.

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    Re: Adjective/verb

    1) Articulate ( is both adjective and verb)

    We must articulate ourselves in the effective manner.

    You can also explain the same with any example.

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    Re: Adjective/verb

    An articulate person is able to articulate his/her thoughts clearly.

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    Re: Adjective/verb

    In this case, the pronunciations are different. However, I would not say "articulate ourselves".

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    Re: Adjective/verb

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In this case, the pronunciations are different. However, I would not say "articulate ourselves".
    Me neither. It is not a reflexive verb.

    This is a good example of a noun also being a verb. As was noted, the pronunciation is different. We re-CORD a REC-ord.

    In English we also sometimes use nouns as adjective. Like we can say "the car door." "Car" here is a noun acting like an adjective to describe the other noun "door." Sometimes this is called an "attributive noun."

    Finally, we are not shy about turning nouns into verbs when there is an obvious meaning. Google, the search engine, becomes "google" the activity of searching online.

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    Re: Adjective/verb

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    a noun acting like an adjective to describe the other noun
    I think 'company' is such a noun in 'company car'.

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    Yes.

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    Re: Adjective/verb

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    Hello, Anil:

    I have found some information that may interest you.

    1. She saw it in the mirror. (preposition)
    2. Please come in. (adverb)
    3. We knocked at [on] the door, but there was no one in. (adjective)
    4. It's the in thing [fashionable] thing to do. (adjective)
    5. He has an in [influence] with the manager. (noun)


    James

    The idea for these sentences come from The New Oxford American Dictionary (2001).

    P.S. Many people plan to gift (verb) their family members and friends next month. It's Christmas, so Santa Claus will be bearing (bringing) many gifts (noun) for good boys and girls. Some people will receive gift (adjective) cards for, say, $100. They can then go to a store and choose anything that is less than $100.

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    Re: Adjective/verb

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Me neither. It is not a reflexive verb.

    This is a good example of a noun also being a verb. As was noted, the pronunciation is different. We re-CORD a REC-ord.

    In English we also sometimes use nouns as adjective. Like we can say "the car door." "Car" here is a noun acting like an adjective to describe the other noun "door." Sometimes this is called an "attributive noun."

    Finally, we are not shy about turning nouns into verbs when there is an obvious meaning. Google, the search engine, becomes "google" the activity of searching online.




    I did not understand why we can,t use ourselves here. I understand ourselves is used with WE. Please clarify

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