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Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives
You are given a block of text which explains the theory of this concept.
Once you have read the theory, do the exercises given below to test how well you have understood the ideas.
How to do the Exercises:
You are given a set of words.
You are also given some sentences with input boxes, and you are required to use the words to complete the sentences correctly.
You can put your chosen word into the input box by first clicking on the word and then in the input box.
The word will appear in the input box.
If it is correct, it will go green, and if not, it will go red.
There are many case in English where the word used for a noun is very similar to the word used for a verb, or an adjective:
I was successful because of his ADVICE.
I was successful because he ADVISED me.
Here, ADVISE is a verb and ADVICE is a noun. It is important to notice how the spelling in each case changes.
Other common examples of these for the FCE are:
Advertise > Advertisement
Impress > Impression
Describe > Description
Effect > Affect
Change > Change
Tend to > Tendency
Sell > Sale
Because of what you advised me, I did the right thing.
Thanks (1) me, I did the right thing.
I always trust Jim's advice.
Jim (2) advice I always trust.
The company decided to advertise the job in a national newspaper.
The company decided to (3) the job in a national newspaper.
John Impressed his new boss by settling down to work quickly.
John (4) his new boss by settling down to work quickly..
He described the hotel to us in detail.
He (5) of the hotel.
The food she eats affects her health badly.
The food she eats (6) her health.
If public opinion doesn't change suddenly, he'll win the next election.
Unless (7) change in public opinion, hell win the next election.
Her behaviour tends to be bad when she is under pressure.
She (8) badly when she is under pressure.
They will be selling tickets for the concert during the lunch hour.
Tickets for the concert will (9) during the lunch hour.