Here is a fascinating fact about words.

Although words by themselves have all been categorised into different groups, such as nouns or verbs, etc… When using words in fiction or non-fiction writing you cannot identify the group the word belongs to without first seeing the rest of the sentence.

For Example:

“That is such a happy face.” = The word face in this sentence works as a noun.

“I cannot face this mountain of work.” = Here the same word, face, works as a verb.

It is amazing to think the same word can be a noun or a verb, or a part of another word group. It all depends on the context that the word sits in and in this sense words are not static and exist with one meaning. They are variable, perhaps a little mysterious and this makes them all the more engaging to use.

For further information on writing and tips on grammar please see Grammar And Punctuation – Quick Reference Guide