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SS1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 1ST TERM

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Definitions:

i.     Nominalization:

A nominal is a noun. Nominalization, therefore, is the process of changing other parts of speech into a noun. The parts of speech that are usually nominalized are adjectives and verbs.

ii.    Adjectives:

An adjective is a word used to qualify a noun or pronoun.

Examples:

a. Etim married a new wife.
b. The price of the book is cheap.
c. They are happier now.

iii.   Verbs:

A verb is the word that shows action in a sentence.

Examples:

a. Samuel attends a boarding school.

b. She cooked the food well.

iv.   Nominalization of Adjectives:

When an adjective is nominalized, the resultant word or noun phrase functions as a noun. There are two ways of nominalizing adjectives. First, add a suffix to the adjective.

Adjective:   Suffix:Noun:
sincere  -itysincerity
able     -ityability
feasible -ityfeasibility
clever         -nesscleverness
good   -nessgoodness
sad -nesssadness
difficult -tydifficulty
poor  -typoverty
wise    -domwisdom
young     -thyouth

A second way of nominalizing adjectives is by prefixing the definite article ‘the’ to the adjective.

Definite article:  Adjective: Noun Phrase:
theinnocentthe innocent
theweakthe weak
thepoorthe poor
therichthe rich
thewisethe wise

References:

1. Oral English Without Tears by I. Udoka
2. New Oxford Secondary  English Course for SS I by Ayo Banjo et al
3. Intensive English for SS I by Benson Oluikpe et al

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