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Is the following sentence grammatically correct? "It is good play." Here is a longer version: "Kids are happiest in good self-directed play." "Kids are happiest when involved in good play."
If this is correct, why?  Thank you.

1) It is good play (NOUN)

2) Kids are happiest in good self-directed play (NOUN)

3) Kids are happiest when involved in good play (NOUN)

In those context, it is a noun.

A key for a verb for "play" is: plays, played, playing.

However, if you say: "Go play outside," or "Play with your friends" or "Play cards with me," it is a verb in that context.  

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