Chapter III – Sentence Formation |Same Word Used As Different Parts of Speech

THE SAME WORD USED AS DIFFERENT PARTS OF SPEECH

The category of a particular word to which part of speech it relates depends upon how it is used in a particular sentence.

In examination, generally, a set of sentences using a word as different parts of speech is given. Candidates are required to identify the sentence having incorrect use of word in it.

A  list of some words used as different parts of speech in sentences is given here under for practice.

Continued……

Chapter III.

Man

  • He is a man of his word.
  • Man is mortal.
  • Man proposes and God disposes.
  • This office is manned by a staff of three.
  • Most of the problems are manmade.

Make

  • You can make or mar your fortune.
  • I like things of Indian make.

 

Near

  • He invited near and dear to attend the party.
  • Come near and listen.
  • He went near and explained.
  • She is my near relation.
  • This project is nearing its end.
  • His house is near the temple.

Next

  • To know  more wait for my next.
  • I shall return from Delhi next Monday.
  • He lives next to my house.

No

  • I  do not expect  no from you.
  • There is no post office on our way to house.
  • He had no choice but to accept it.
  • He paid no attention to me.
  • I have no idea about this.
  • He has no money these days.
  • No coffee is left in the mug.
  • People have no time these days.

Only

  • The only book I had is lost.
  • Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
  • He is the only son of his parents.
  • It was her only chance.
  • I shall act only in the interest of the institution.
  • I shall go to the party only if you come with me.
  • Those who only wait for orders of God also serve Him.
  • Take what I have only let me go.
  • He is only six yet.

One

  • We reached home at one.
  • Parents love their little ones.
  • One should do one’s duty.
  • We should respect one another.
  • They all left the room one by one.
  • They left the room one after another.
  • One day he will be a great leader.
  • John lost one of his shoes.

Once

  • Please do help me for once.
  • He was young once.
  • Once he listens he is won over.

Over

  • He scored ten runs in first over.
  • The match was over by then.
  • Read it over again.
  • The child was run over by a car.
  • He was won over by his pleasing personality.
  • He handed over his charge to his successor.

                      Post

  • Hang the hoarder by the nearest lamp post.
  • He sent his application by post.
  • Please post this letter immediately.
  • He posted  a win over his rival in the first game.
  • The authorities posted a guard at the gate.
  • He posted his message on face book.
  • Please keep me posted about all developments.

Place

  • People come here from different places.
  • This is a good  place to play.
  • He sat near the fireplace.
  • He immediately rushed to his place.
  • He placed his books on the table.
  • His actions placed all of us in an awkward position.
  • He placed an order of a new car.
  • He placed his parents above all.

 

 

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