Taking it from this:
- Descriptors: Adjectives/Adverbs/Prepositional Phrases
- "Provocative" Phrases
A lot of words easily fit into two of the three major categories: Nouns, Verbs and Descriptors (Adjectives/Adverbs). Our habit of gerund-ing nouns provides a lot of words that are both nouns and verbs. Some examples: hike (hiking); blog (blogging).
Then there are those that can cross into all three territories. Words like light, test and fine.
Light - The light emanating from the leg lamp was glorious (Noun).
He lights the candles in the hayloft, which will, of course, burn down the barn (Verb).
I went to Hoggy’s for a light snack (Adjective).
Test – I think I flunked the driving test when I swerved to hit a copperhead, sunning itself in the road (N).
“Don’t test my patience,” I said to the cop that pulled me over.(V)
I’m a NASCAR test driver (Adj).
Fine - The judge fined me a small fortune, suspended my license, and held me in contempt (V).
The fine was hefty, but worth the look on his face (N).
I was a fine looking boy, so my cell mate told me (Adj).
Go out there and have some fun with words. Collect your own bits of sound and language and see what you come up with.