Noun or verb?
Some words can be either nouns or verbs.
Read each set of sentences and decide if the underlined words are nouns or verbs.
Indicate with a N or V.
___ Don’t cut your finger!
___ Put some medicine on the cut.
___ Cut this piece of rope, please.
___ My cat scratches the furniture.
___ He has scratches on his face.
___ This medicine is for scratches.
___ We made a camp in the woods.
___ We camp here every year.
___ Let’s camp near the creek.
___ Why do you photograph birds?
___ This is a photograph of my aunt.
___ Where is your class photograph?
___ They plan to go to the mountains.
___ That’s not a good plan.
___ I plan to visit her tomorrow.
___ We heard a cheer from the crowd.
___ They always cheer for their team.
___ We all gave a loud cheer.
___ Dad went out to milk the cows.
___ I drink some milk every day.
___ Our cows give a lot of milk.
___ Big planes can’t land here.
___ My family owns a lot of land.
___ Cars and trains go on land.
___ Don’t spill that syrup!
___ The baby will spill his milk.
___ An oil spill was reported.
___ A mailman delivers the mail.
___ Don’t mail those letters yet.
___ Is there any mail for me?
___ They charge a lot in that shop.
___ He works in a flower shop.
___ I have to shop in the drugstore.
___Are you going to the dance?
___ Are you going to dance with me?
___ Those boys dance very well.
___ Give me a bite of your sandwich.
___ Did the dog bite the mailman?
___ He took a bite out of the apple.
___ They joke about it a lot.
___ She played a joke on me.
___ That’s a pretty funny joke.
___ He got a job as a cook.
___ Did you cook dinner tonight?
___ The cook burned the roast.
___ I’ll race you to the corner.
___ Who is going to win the race?
___ She won first prize in the race.
___ Many people fish in that lake.
___ Zoe caught four fish here.
___ I like to eat fish for dinner.
___ That name means “goats”.
___ He’ll name his dog after Columbus.
___ That boy’s name is Carlos.
___ The air was filled with smoke.
___ She knows how to smoke fish.
___ The smoke hurt his eyes.
___ Put the leaves in a pile.
___ They’ll pile the stones here.
___ We made a big pile of dirt.
___ The blast made a loud noise.
___ There was a blast of explosives.
___ We’ll blast here.
___ Draw a circle around the word.
___ The design has a small circle in it.
___ Does the river circle the island?
___ They heard a clap of thunder.
___ Did they сlap for the trick?
___ They didn’t clap very loudly.
___ I had a terrible dream last night!
___ Did you dream about a dragon?
___ She didn’t dream about money.
___ Do you want a drink of water?
___ Why did you drink all the juice?
___ The cat likes to drink milk.
___ The float was lied to the net.
___ Dried reeds will float.
___ A float won’t sink under water.
___ Were the soldiers in a big fight?
___ Don’t fight with your brother!
___ Those children like to fight.
___ She likes to play in the snow.
___ Is it going to snow tomorrow?
___ The snow looks soft and cold.
___ Please help me fix this.
___ The boy gave me a lot of help.
___ She’ll help you tomorrow.
___ When did the movie end?
___ Hold the end of the string.
___ I didn’t like the end of the book.
By Erin Bouma