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We have earlier considered various ways verbs can be made nouns. We will now consider how adjectives can be nominalized.

Nominalizing Adjectives

1. Adjectives take suffixes such as:

-ness      -y       -ay     -ty     -ism   

-hood     -ity    -ist    -th

Examples:

good

– goodness   

false

– falsehood  

ideal

– idealist/idealism 

illiterate

– illiteracy 

certain

– certainty

deep

– depth

clear

– clarity

2.   Adjectives Become Nouns by Conversion

a) Definite article + base form + plural verb

Examples:

honest; The honest receive their reward in the end.

Wicked: The wicked got exposed at last.

b) Definite article + base form + singular verb.

Example:

evil: The evil that men do lives after them.

good: The good is often interred with their bones.

c) Definite article comparative/superlative form + singular verb.

Examples:

taller: The taller of the two is a better athlete.

Best: The best of the food was given to the visitors.

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