Hello, my name is Ronnie. I am going to teach you some English. It’s going to be great. It’s going to be easy, I think. Something that a lot of you have difficulty with in English is nouns, verbs, adjectives, and all those other crazy, crazy things we have in English.
I’m going to teach you two tricks that will help you, when you are trying to figure out if a word is a verb or a noun, or when to use a verb. Is it a noun? Do what? So today’s lesson is the birth of a noun. You are going to take a verb, it’s going to do some magical things, and by the end of the lesson it is going to become a noun, so birth of a noun.
How to change a verb to a noun, the first thing we are going to do is have a look at the verbs. We have the verb “employ, develop, move, judge, advertise, and establish.” Do you think you see a spelling mistake here?
Are you wondering why this is an “s” and not a “z-ed,” well, let me tell you something. In the UK also known as England, they would spell it with a zed, whereas in North America we spell it with an “s.” So there is a spelling difference.
And so, you might see it spelled with a “zed” or an “s.” Both of them are correct, if you have spellcheck when you are typing something, it might go wrong. But you might have American spellcheck, so just be careful. So, either “zed” or “s” is correct.
“Employ” do you know what that verb means? Have you heard that word, “employ?” It means use or work. The next one we have is “develop;” if you “develop” something it basically means you help to grow.
The next one is move. I am moving my right hand, but not my left hand. That would cause much problem. The next one is judge. There’s a noun of “judge” and a verb of “judge.” To “judge” something means to give your opinion.