I mentioned in some other articles on the parts of speech that it is never wise to brand any word with a “universal” part of speech. We only brand a word with a part of speech based on its use in a sentence. For example, in the sentence below, the word “house” is used in two different ways: first as a noun, then as a verb.
The house is large enough to house ten occupants.
Note: The pronunciation of each usage would vary slightly.
Of course, there are some words that can be only used as a single part of speech, but generally, there are lots of variations.
- The paper which we use to paper our books comes from the paper factory.
- The woman from the paint department recommended this paint for us to paint out classroom.
- We cover our yearbook with a cover showing the school colors in the cover design.
- We have to iron out all difficulties in selling irons in our new iron business.
- If we let too much dust light on the walls, they will not reflect light since the color is light.
- Take your order forms so that you can get orders from people who order today.
- Each cut will be cut carefully in cut glass.
- The brown on the brown cakes is made by bakers who brown them in ovens.
- Nelissa rose and presented her friend with a single rose in a beautiful rose bowl.
- It is important to steel yourself against the intense heat when making steel in steel mills.