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I am learning english.what is the difference between noun and verb.
How to use that when we speak,write.
It is very very difficult to understand for me.
please any one reply
Nouns: table, chair, pen, paper, computer, desk, shelf, book, key, car, truck, floor, wall, lamp, finger, arm, head, cow, dog, bird, flower, mother, father, cousin, Gary, Jane, Louis, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Brown, London, France, India, China, Chicago.
You use verbs to express actions. The verbs tell something about the nouns.
Verbs: jump, run, throw, go, move, say, do, show, look, find, talk, walk, ...
You also use verbs to express states and relationships.
Verbs: have, be, contain, own, seem, ...
The dog ran. (dog is a noun. It says what you are talking about. ran is a verb. It says what the dog did.)
Henry walks. (Henry is a noun. It says who you are talking about. walks is a verb. It says what Henry does.)
Anonymous:how can we explain that believe is a verb and belief is a noun
AnonymousHow can we explain that 'believe' is a verb and 'belief' is a noun?We cannot explain it. We can only observe that it is true. By accidents of history it might have turned out that 'belief' was a verb and 'believe' was a noun, but that is not what happened.
On the other hand, if you just want to show that 'belief' is a noun, you can give examples where it is used with determiners and adjectives, just as all other nouns are used. And to show that 'believe' is a verb, you can give examples where it is used with various verb inflections, like -ing and -ed, just as all other verbs are used.
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