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re: The Eight Buffalo Rule: How to stop writing unreadable code VIEW POST

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Thanks! I'm gonna use this in some conversation and look so smart.
Btw I don't know how to tell a verb from an adjective

 

Sometimes you can't just from the looks (sound) of it. This is called "conversion", a grammatical process that turns a word from one category (e.g. noun) into a word of a different category (e.g. verb) without any change in appearance (sound). Example: Google (noun) - to google (verb).

There are word order and other grammatical criteria to distinguish such words, though.

 

Haven't thought about the same thing being different category in a different context.
Thanks for the tidbit :)

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