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Noun or verb?

 
 
zygotic
 
Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 03:36 am
Hi,

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?

Thank you.
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 08:54 am
@zygotic,

Good question.

I'd say verb.
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argome321
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 09:13 am
@zygotic,
I think it is a transitive verb

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/support


http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/transitiveverb.htm


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
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contrex
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 10:24 am
@zygotic,
zygotic wrote:
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.
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josephineperry2010
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 02:46 am
@zygotic,
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.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 03:25 am
@zygotic,
Hi Zygotic,
You are using in right way, it is noun.
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