Is the word daring a noun?
If so how would you use it in a sentence?
- Anonymous3 years agoFavourite answer
adjective and a noun
If using as a noun - The daring of the early suffragettes caused shockwaves through the Establishment.
If as an adjective, Their daring activities caught the public imagination.
It is also a present participle of the verb to dare - they were daring each other to break windows
(Past Progressive Tense).
- michael pLv 73 years ago
Daring is an adjective.
The daring skier performed a difficult jump off the mountain.
- Anonymous3 years ago
Some confusion has been sown here. Most verbs can be converted to gerunds without changing their meaning. "His daring to interrupt the prime minister was the reason his diplomatic career failed."
However "daring" also is a noun meaning something like "risk-taking bravery." "The Slobbovian warriors were famous for their loyalty as well as their daring."
- Alderman KenoLv 73 years ago
Can be used as a noun.
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- busterwasmycatLv 73 years ago
it can be a gerund that acts as a noun, as in "the daring are those who make things happen, by acting when others are too afraid."
- YYYZZ 2Lv 73 years ago
Sound like a verb to me.
- LaurieLv 73 years ago
It CAN be a noun -- a gerund.
"The reporter was amazed by the daring and innovation of the Navy Seals."
- SnezzyLv 73 years ago
Any word ending in "ing" is typically the noun-form of a verb. Curiously, the verb from which "-ing" words derive may itself be also a noun. For example, "hammer" is a verb in, "I will hammer the nail." It is a noun when I hit the nail with a hammer. Hammering is a noun that refers to hitting something with a hammer.
The word dare can be a noun or a verb. The word daring can be a noun or an adjective.
If you analyze English (or just about any language) too carefully you will encounter difficulties and contradictions.