To put things into perspective English is the only language I know. The other day I got curious and started doing some research into words. To be honest I had very little idea what a noun or verb was (and still do). I probably learnt it in the past but it never stuck. So make your answer as simplistic as possible please.
So verbs are actions and nouns are a place, person or thing. I thought domination would be a verb because I thought it was an action. It turns out domination is a noun.
How is domination a person, thing or place? How is dominate a verb? How is it an action?
Please provide some examples to clarify.
The enemy(noun?) army(noun)(subject?) holds(noun or verb?) a dominate(verb) position(noun).
We(pronoun) are battling(verb) for(co-ordinate) domination(noun?) over(adverb?)(preposition?) the(determiner?)(article?) country(noun).
How is domination a noun? Also what is "are", I think I heard somewhere it was a to-be verb, along with is, am, are.
Also Google says hold can be either a verb or a noun.
"she was holding a brown leather suitcase"
"he caught hold of her arm"
Holding is an action so it is a verb. However, why is hold not an action? Google says hold could be a noun because it could be :
1.an act or manner of grasping something; a grip.
So "hold still while I fix the car". Hold would be a noun?
I think my definition of noun as person, place or thing is wrong. Can you provide me with a better definition?