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noun vs. verb

noun vs. verb: What's the difference?

In grammar, nouns are words that name persons, places, or things, and often serve as the subject or object of a verb. Verbs are words used to indicate actions, states, or relations between things. Both nouns and verbs are parts of speech. In the sentence Sarah likes dogs, Sarah and dogs are nouns, while likes is a verb.

[ noun ]
  1. any member of a class of words that can function as the main or only elements of subjects of verbs (A dog just barked), or of objects of verbs or prepositions (to send money from home), and that in English can take plural forms and possessive endings (Three of his buddies want to borrow John's laptop). Nouns are often described as referring to persons, places, things, states, or qualities, and the word noun is itself often used as an attributive modifier, as in noun compound; noun group.
[ vurb ]
  1. any member of a class of words that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.

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