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Form (a noun) from a verb or adjective, e.g. output, truth, from put out, true.
- ‘The second construes the process as a thing - the verb has been nominalized by means of the ing suffix - consequently, the temporal aspect of the process has been backgrounded.’
- ‘Perhaps by analogy with the compounds ‘schoolmate,’ ‘messmate,’ ‘playmate’, Edmund is treating the nominalised adjective as a compound noun.’
- ‘More or less the same can be said of null subjects in controlled complements in Romanian and in embedded nominalized clauses in Imbabura Quechua.’
- ‘Some items in the last set might be plural nominalized obsoletes rather than verbs, but the ones I checked were third-person singular verbs.’
- ‘This might even be in some sense true, if the difference in noun/verb balance is mainly due to expressing propositions less often in nominalized form.’
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