Fri 24 Apr, 2015 03:36 am
Just having a bit of an issue identifying when the word 'support' can be used as either a verb or a noun. For example, if I was to say 'I'm raising money in support of my local charity', am I right in thinking I'm using the word support as a noun?
I think it is a transitive verb
A noun is a person, place or thing.
A verb describes the action of the noun.
A tall man is running fast.
tall=adjective, man = noun, running = verb, fast = adverb
if I was to say 'I'm raising money in support of my local charity', am I right in thinking I'm using the word support as a noun?
You are right in thinking that you are using 'support' as a noun, meaning encouragement or assistance.
Yes, if you use it like this it is a noun. It would be different if you said " I am raising money to support my local charity". In this case, it would be a verb.
You are using in right way, it is noun.