Levels of Distraction: Who cares? = *. Some people will be distracted from your meaning: = **. Many people will be distracted from your meaning: = ***.
Question: "Prophecy" and "Prophesy." What's the difference? Which is the noun and which is the verb?
Answer: "Prophecy" is the noun. "The ascetic in the desert made a prophecy about the future." The verb is "prophesy." "He prophesied that the world was about to come to an end." The difference is between the "c" and the "s." "Prophecy" is a noun and is the statement that the prophet issues. The prophet will "prophesy" (verb).
Rating of Distraction: (***). You can't use a noun when a verb is called for and you can't use a verb when a noun is called for.