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Topic 2 (session A) - Being creative with words and phrases > Changing word class - functional conversion > Task A

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Word class changes without affixation - functional conversion

Task A - Functional conversion

Invent for yourself some sentences that provide functional conversions for the following words ...

gloomy (convert to a noun or verb)

daisy (convert to a verb)

hear (convert to a noun)

... and then press the submit button (below) so that you can compare your efforts with ours!


I was fed up and so my friend and I had an all night gloomy.

I decided to gloomy my parents by telling them I was coming home for Christmas.


We were told to daisy the whole garden.


The only way for everyone to be told together was to arrange a group hear.





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