Words used as Different Parts of Speech

Here’s the list of same words used as different parts of speech.

Above:

  • The plane flew above the clouds. (preposition)
  • Read the above sentence again. (adjective)
  • Seen from above the cars looked tiny. (adverb)

Any:

  • I’ve got hardly any money. (determiner)
  • She hardly spent any of the money. (pronoun)
  • I don’t want any more. (adverb)

As:

  • She works as a teacher. (preposition)
  • He ran as fast as he could. (adverb)
  • He could not buy a house as he was poor. (conjunction)

But:

  • None but the rich enjoy this privilege. (preposition)
  • He tried hard but failed. (conjunction)
  • I don’t like any ifs and buts. (noun)

Calm:

  • The city is calm again. (adjective)
  • The police appealed for calm. (noun)
  • The doctor calmly replied to his question. (adverb)
  • Take a deep breath. It will calm your nerves. (verb)

Down:

  • The down train is late. (adjective)
  • The plane came down. (adverb)
  • We drowned our coffees and left. (verb)
  • The wolf ran down the hill. (preposition)

Fine:

  • He was fined for the violation of traffic rules. (verb)
  • He paid a heavy fine. (noun)
  • The weather is fine. (adjective)
  • The cricket match was finely balanced throughout. (adverb)

Ill:

  • She seems ill. (adjective)
  • Don’t talk ill of others. (adverb)
  • The system is plagued with many ills. (noun)
  • I have no ill will against him. (adjective)

Long:

  • The table is six feet long. (adjective)
  • The party went on long into the night. (adverb)
  • I’m longing to see you again. (verb)

Near:

  • His house is very near. (adjective)
  • The exams are drawing near. (adverb)
  • The project is nearing completion. (verb)

Since:

  • I haven’t eaten since breakfast. (preposition)
  • It’s twenty years since I’ve seen her. (conjunction)
  • She has not been seen since. (adverb)

Top:

  • Write your name at the top. (noun)
  • He bowled at top speed. (adjective)
  • He tops the list. (verb)

Up: 

  • The prices are going up. (adverb)
  • He went up the stairs. (preposition)
  • The up train is not late. (adjective)
  • There are many ups and downs in her life. (noun)
  • He upped and left without telling anymore. (verb)

Well:

  • Well! I can help you. (interjection)
  • The conference was very well organized. (adverb)
  • He threw a stone into the well. (noun)
  • Tears welled up in her eyes. (verb)
  • I don’t feel very well. (adjective)

Yet:

  • I haven’t received a letter from him yet. (adverb)
  • He has a good job, yet he is dissatisfied. (conjunction)

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