TO improve your English skills it´s necessary to distiguish whether the word is functioning as a verb or as a noun in the sentence. There are a mulitude of examples of such words that can be both a verb and a noundepending upon its usage and context. Please review this list:
- to act / an act
- to base / a base
- to call / a call
Create example sentences for yourself to understand their differences despite the fact that they are spelled the same.
Usually the accent of the word changes of these verb-nouns have more than one syllable. See these examples:
- to conFLICT / a CONflict
- to proTEST / a PROtest
- to reBEL / a REbel
Here is an article for for advanced students:
I hope that this language focus helps you to understand and use English better!