Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Usage of Words---Sentences--The Same Word Used As Different Parts Of Speech

Sentences For Practice --

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 hereunder for practice.


This is an act of kindness on his part.

This play consists of five acts.

The new act comes into  force with immediate effect.

He did not act on my advice.


The boys rendered first aid to the injured.

We should aid him in the hour of his trouble.


The child filled air in the balloon.

This news was first aired on radio.


The aim of his life is to become a doctor.

The hunter aimed at the deer.


We should remove social abuses from the society.

He hurled abuses at the poor beggar.

He abused the poor beggar.

He abused his position in the office.


His all was lost in the recent earthquake.

All attended the last meeting.

All did not speak in his favour.

The boss was all alone in the room.

All members were present in the meeting.

All men are mortal.

All going well, I shall reach there by tomorrow.


He sought blessings from above.

All our blessings come from above.

Explain the above sentences.

His conduct is above board.

Nobody is above law.

The heavens are above. 

Act according to the instructions listed above.


He wandered about in the garden.

There is something pleasing about him.

He is about to return now.

I was surprised at his about turn attitude in the matter.


We reached soon after.

The child takes after her mother.

Mother looks after her son. 

After ages shall praise his virtues.

We dispersed after they had left.

He is the most sought after person in the city.


Is there any man present in the room?

Does any one of you want to go there?

Is that any better?


He is fond of reading books.

He got his account books checked.

The culprit must be brought to book.

He is a book worm.

He is a book binder by profession.

He got his luggage booked.


Mother carried her child on her back.

He backed out from his promise.

No one in the office will back you on this point.

He came back from his office in the evening.

He hit him on his backside with a stick.

She entered the house from back door.

She is in the habit of backbiting.

The teacher made all the backbenchers stand on their benches.

He is a patriot to the backbone.


He died of snake bite.

He was bitten by a dog.


He was set free on a bail.

The accused will be bailed out today.


The chairman put forth a better plan in the meeting.

He tried to do better this time.

She sings better than you.

He tried to better his condition.

We should always respect our betters.

He submitted his plan but we should bring forth a better.

The solution to the problem offered by him bettered the situation.


But  me no buts.

There was none but wept.

It is but right to admit our fault.

He attempted many times but could not succeed.

None but an honest deserves applause.

Not one, but two proposals were received.

He arrived but a minute ago.


He deposited his all money in a bank.
He was walking along the river bank.
You cannot bank upon such a person for help.


I have not seen you before.
He went away before I reached there.
He came before the appointed time.
The thief will die before he tells the police anything.
He spoke before a huge crowd.
Your needs come before theirs.


The farmer was beating the bullock with a stick.
The drummer was beating the drum.
The postman distributes dak in his beat.
Their team was beaten in the semifinal.
The doctor was feeling beat of his heart.
He has beaten his own earlier record.
At the first beat of the drum all the guests started clapping.


He was having a bag hanging on his shoulder.
The deserving team bagged the trophy.
He spent the afternoon bagging groceries at the local supermarket.
The bagpiper  gave an interesting performance on the stage.
He left the city bag baggage.


He went to bed at 9 p.m.
He purchased a new bed cover for me.
Idioms: To put something to bed – to finish something.To get up on the wrong side of the bed—to be irritated from morning since beginning of day.

Some words ---- Bed sheet, Bed ridden, Bed sores, River bed, Bed of roses, Bed of thorns.


The leader unveiled the bust of the martyr raised by villagers.
Police busted the gang of criminals during their raid.
The mechanic busted our television set.
The child busted its leg while playing.
He busted the villain over his head.
He gave a bust into his face.
The child found it difficult to move with its busted leg.
He decided to sell off  his bust Television set.


I do not care whether he comes or not.
He does not take care of his parents.
He advised  me to handle the box with care.
She has undergone a skin care treatment.
Nobody is without a care in this world.
The child was put into the care of its mother.

Children take care of their parents.


At the close of the day, share prices fell down sharply.
He is my close friend.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
It is very close today.
Please close the door.
He was sitting close to his wife.
They live close by.
The deadline given by authorities is getting close now.
The roof of the house was close to collapse.


The thief escaped under the cover of darkness.
She put a cover of a thin cloth over her face.
The lady covered her face with a thin cloth.
The speaker covered all the aspects of the topic in his speech.
The traveler covered a long distance during the day.
She procured an insurance cover for her household goods.
She purchased a new bed cover for her daughter.
The enquiry blew cover of many misdeeds of the boss.


Water changes to ice on freezing.
There is no change in the condition of the patient.
With the passage time, there was a change in their thinking.
I requested him for change instead of a rupee note.
Change is the law of nature.

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