Chapter-I – The Same Word Used As Different Parts Of Speech

Usage of Words—Sentences–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.


  • 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.
  • Our team staged one act play on the stage.



  • The boys rendered first aid to the injured.
  • We should aid him in the hour of his trouble.
  • He teaches in a government aided school.



  • The child filled air in the balloon.
  • This news was first aired on radio.
  • Our  country supplies light air crafts to other countries.



  • 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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