You can use the word "fun" as a noun or as an adjective when an activity is enjoyable, or you have a good time. This is a very popular word, but sometimes it’s irregular, so it’s important to understand how to use it correctly.
In these sentences, "fun" is an adjective:
Notice that the comparative and superlative forms for this adjective don’t use "er" or "est." Instead, use "more" and "most" only. The use of "funner" or "funnest" is considered bad grammar. (However, that doesn’t stop Americans from using these words incorrectly.)
In these sentences and questions, "fun" is a noun:
As you can see from the examples above, the verb "have" is often used with the noun, "fun."
You’ll often hear "fun" used in everyday English.
These people look like they are having fun:
Note: The word "funny" is not exactly the same as the word "fun." If something is funny, it probably makes you laugh or provides amusement. If something is fun, you may or may not be laughing. I have fun while I work on my website, but I’m not laughing while I do it–not usually.
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February 16, 2013