Sometimes a word leads a double life.
The word “park,” for example, can be a noun or a verb, depending on the context in which it finds itself.
Sample Scenario 1 – Park as a noun:
At 5:05pm on a Thursday evening, Mark says to his wife: “I’m running a little late, I had to find a place to park the car and now I’m almost there.”
Sample Scenario 2 – Park as a verb:
At 4:47pm on a Thursday afternoon, Justine says to her lover: “I love walking with you in the park – I’m the happiest woman in the world right now, and that statement is only slightly hyperbolic.”
Because she generally prefers action to stasis, Justine would usually choose a verb over a noun.
There are certain circumstances, however, in which Justine would happily settle for the version of a word like “park” that is most accurately classified as a person, a place or a thing.
You’ve entered this project through a side door.
Would you like to use the front door?