noun and verb differences

noun and verb differences
noun and verb differences
The following table lists differences of stress, pronunciation, and spelling when the same word is used as a noun and a verb, for example compound, escort, practice/practise, record, and use. Differences are marked by the letters s (= difference of stress, normally first syllable for the noun and second for the verb), p (= pronunciation, e.g. between yoos and yooz for the noun and verb use), and sp (= spelling, e.g. between belief and believe).
noun / verb / difference
abuse / abuse / p
accent / accent / s
advice / advise / sp
bath / bathe / sp
belief / believe / sp
breath / breathe / sp
calf / calve / sp
close / close / p
cloth / clothe / sp
commune / commune / s
compound / compound / s
concert / concert / s
conduct / conduct / s
conflict / conflict / s
conscript / conscript / s
consort / consort / s
contest / contest / s
contract / contract / s
contrast / contrast / s
convert / convert / s
convict / convict / s
decrease / decrease / s
defect / defect / s
dictate / dictate / s
digest / digest / s
discord / discord / s
discount / discount / s
discourse / discourse / s
escort / escort / s
excuse / excuse / p
export / export / s
extract / extract / s
ferment / ferment / s
grief / grieve / sp
half / halve / sp
house / house / p
import / import / s
imprint / imprint / s
incline / incline / s
increase / increase / s
indent / indent / s
inlay / inlay / s
insert / insert / s
insult / insult / s
licence / license / sp
life / live / sp
loss / lose / sp
misuse / misuse / p
mouth / mouth / p
practice / practise / sp
produce / produce / s
proof / prove / sp
record / record / s
reject / reject / s
relief / relieve / sp
sheath / sheathe / sp
shelf / shelve / sp
strife / strive / sp
suspect / suspect / s
teeth / teethe / sp
thief / thieve / sp
transfer / transfer / s
use / use / p
wreath / wreathe / sp

Modern English usage. 2014.

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