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English is a rich language in so many ways. The English language starts with simple words. The verb “To be” is just the beginning of your English learning adventure. Nouns are next. Vocabulary is needed to be able to speak about different subjects.

Remember that words are just words until we decide to use them in a certain way. Below are common examples of different ways we use the same word.

Examples with the word “Paint.”

Noun: I am going to buy some paint.

Noun with a suffix: I just bought this interesting painting.

Gerund: My friend likes painting.

Adjective with suffix: It is a paintable surface.

Verb: They will paint the house next week.

Verb with a prefix: We must repaint the house next week.

Compound noun: I just bought a paintbrush.

Job or profession: She is an artistic painter.

Idiomatic Phrase: I always paint my face in the morning!

Idiomatic Phrase: Let me paint a picture for you!

Idiom: We are going to paint the town red tonight!

Search your dictionary for each example! Remember that words in English are often used many different ways. There is a new word created every 89 minutes in the English language. Be creative! Maybe you will create the next new word in English!

Word Creation Everyday Dialog.

Hey! Words are just words.
Until we decide how to use them.
English is a rich language in many ways.
The English language starts with simple words.
And the verb to be is just the beginning.
Am,is,are,was,were,been.
Something like that, right?
Nouns are usually next in the learning journey.
Because we need to know how to talk.
About certain things, right?
In other words, chair, table.
Hey what is it?
It’s a chair.
It’s a table.
Of course it is.
Remember that words are just words.
Until we decide how to use them.
The word paint is a noun, right?
Well, maybe. Most of the time.
We think of it as a noun.
If we add a suffix to the word paint.
Now it becomes another word, right?
A noun with a suffix like paint and ing.
Now that word is still a noun. A painting.
So we take one word.
And we start with the word paint.
We add “ing”.
And now we have a new word a painting.
What about a gerund, Yeah?
So a gerund.
A gerund is a verb.
We add “ing”.
And now that verb becomes a noun.
My friend likes painting.
That is simple, right?
My friend likes running.
My friend likes teaching English!
[Laughs]
Adjectives with a suffix.
Adjectives describe.
They’re describing words, right?
So, if we take an adjective.
In this case paint.
And we add “able”.
Now it becomes an adjective.
It’s no longer a noun.
It’s not a verb.
It is now an adjective.
Because it’s a describing word.
In this case paintable surface.
What about as a verb? Yeah so.
Hey they will paint the house next week.
Will is the future.
Paint in this case.
Becomes a verb.
What about a verb with a prefix?
We must repaint the house next week.
Re, re is a prefix.
It means do something again.
Repaint, remodel, right?
So, in this context.
A verb with a prefix.
Re, repaint.
Compound noun.
Hey, I just bought a paintbrush.
Now I’ve taken two words.
Put it together.
Now I’ve created a new word.
Paint and brush “paintbrush”.
That’s simple right?
Job or profession.
She is an artistic painter.
Er is another suffix.
Now it becomes.
Someone’s profession, someone’s job.
What about idioms?
Idiomatic phrase?
In this case.
I always paint my face in the morning.
My wife does that nearly every day.
She puts her makeup on, right?
She puts makeup on.
She paints her face.
Here’s another one.
Hey! Let me paint a picture.
It means, let me explain.
Let me describe very carefully.
We’re going to paint the town red tonight!
It means.
We’re going to party.
We’re gonna have a party.
We’re gonna go out.
And celebrate something.
I’m going to.
We’re going to.
Paint the town red tonight.

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