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  • Nominalizing Verbs
    • By taking suffixes
    • By Conversion

A nominal is a noun. Nominalization is the process of forming nouns from other parts of speech. The other parts of speech from which nouns could be formed are verbs and adjectives.

1. Nominalizing Verbs:

Verbs become nouns in a number of ways.

(a) By taking suffixes such as the following:

-or/-er   -tion/-ation -age
-ant -ment -ice
-ee  -al -ance

Examples:

endow          –       endowment

 

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1. i. She was advised not to walk on a lonely road. (verb)

ii. She took a walk on the road anyway.  (noun)

2. i. We did not punch the mad man. (verb)

ii. He gave the stranger a hard punch. (noun)

3. i. The boys fight on the street every day. (verb)

ii. A fight broke out between the old and the new students. (noun)

4. i. We want to site the building near the river. (verb)

ii. The site of the building is near the river. (noun)

5. i. The boy is reading a story book. (verb)

ii. The Governor took the first Bible reading at the church service (noun)

6. i. He was wounded during the fight. (verb)

ii. The wounded were taken to hospital. (noun)

7. i. They thought over the matter before making a decision (verb)

ii. They gave the matter some thought before they took a decision. (noun)

8. i. One must break eggs to make omelette. (verb)

ii. We had a two-week break from classes.