Is it possible to transform a noun into a verb or an adjective?

1 Answer
Mar 10, 2018

A few thoughts...


Many nouns have already been used as verbs and the practice of doing so shows no signs of slowing down. This seems to be more of a common practice than a formal grammatical construction.

For example, instead of speaking of conveying passengers by bus, it is common practice (at least in North America) to speak of busing people.

I joke that in the USA every noun can be "verbed".

It seems to me that many nouns can be made into adjectives in the context of referring to associated attributes. For example, you might make the noun "hat" into the adjective "hat-shaped".