Read the following sentences.
He bought a new bag.
He bagged the first prize
In the first sentence ‘bag’ is used as a noun whereas in the second it is used as a verb. To bag is to get something before other people do or to win a prize.
Use each of the following words in sentences of your own as a noun and as a verb.
Water as a noun
We cannot survive without water. (In this sentence, the word water is used as a noun)
Water as a verb
Should I water the plants? (In this sentence the word ‘water’ is used as a verb.)
Pen as a noun
Have you got a pen? (Here the word ‘pen’ is used as a noun.)
Pen as a verb
This is the house where Anne Frank penned her famous diaries.
After retiring from the army, the General penned a service diary.
Pocket as a noun
He put the money in his pocket. (Here the word pocket is used as a noun.)
There is a hole in my pocket. (Noun)
Pocket as a verb
When nobody was looking, he pocketed the mobile phone found lying on the bench.
To pocket is to put something in your pocket to steal it.
Tax as a noun
She owns tens of thousands of rupees in unpaid tax.
Tax as a verb
The children taxed her patience by asking the same questions again and again.
To tax someone is to make things difficult for them.
Show as a noun
Her role was small but she delivered a fantastic performance and stole the show.
I have bought tickets for the show.
Show as a verb
She likes to show off her wealth.
Care as a noun
It is evident that a lot of care has gone into his work.
Precious glassware must be handled with proper care.
Care as a verb
I don’t care about your opinion.