An example of a verbal noun in English is the word singing in the sentence "Singing is fun" (this is a noun formed from the verb sing). Verbal nouns may be non-finite verb forms such as infinitives or gerunds in English (or Latin) usage. Such cases may also be called deverbal nouns.
Hereof, what is a form of a verb that acts as a noun?
According to Grammar: A Student's Guide by James R. Hurford, a gerund "is a form of a verb used as a noun. As such, it functions as a subject or object of a clause, and acts as the head of a noun phrase. In English, a gerund ends in the suffix -ing." In this case, selling is a gerund — that is, it's acting as a noun.
What is it called when a word can be a noun and a verb?
Such words are called Gerund's. Gerund is a non-finite verb form used to make a verb phrase that can serve in place of a noun phrase. Example: Learning is an easy process for some. In this sentence Learning (which is a verb) is being used as a noun.
What word is a noun and a verb?
Take a look at the words and decide if they are nouns, verbs or adjectives. Noun: a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality e.g.'nurse', 'cat', 'party', 'oil' and 'poverty'. Verb: a word or phrase that describes an action, condition or experience e.g. 'run', 'look' and 'feel'.