Study the following sentences.
- He succeeded in his attempt.
- His attempt was successful.
- His attempt was crowned with success.
You may have noticed that all the three sentences given above express the same idea. The verb succeeded in sentence 1 changes to the adjective successful in sentence 2 and the noun success in sentence 3.
More examples are given below.
- Respect your parents and teachers. (respect – verb)
- Be respectful to your parents and teachers. (respectful – adjective)
- Show respect to your parents and teachers. (respect – noun)
- He works diligently. (diligently – adverb)
- He works with diligence. (diligence – noun)
- He died in an instant. (in an instant – adverb phrase)
- He died instantly. (instantly – adverb)
- He accepted all of our proposals. (proposals – noun)
- He accepted all that we proposed. (proposed – verb)
- This is apparently a good proposal. (apparently – adverb)
- This appears to be a good proposal. (appears – verb)
- It is apparent that this is a good proposal. (apparent – adjective)
- The performance didn’t give me any amusement. (amusement – noun)
- I wasn’t amused by the performance at all. (amused – verb)
- No invitation was sent to the mayor. (invitation – noun)
- The mayor wasn’t invited. (invited – verb)
- I do not intend to spend my vacation here. (intend – verb)
- I have no intention to spend my vacation here. (intention – noun)