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Nominalisation – how to nominalise in academic writing.

What is nominalisation?

  • Nominalisation is the process of changing verbs or adjectives to nouns.

Why use nominalisation?

  1. The nominalisation grammatical process develops complex grammar noun-phrase structures.
  2. Nominalisation helps achieve a higher degree of abstraction and technicality.
  3. Nominalisation is a typical feature of academic writing.

Nominalisation Video

The basic principles of nominalisation

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Nominalisation (verbs / adjectives to nouns) [updated 2022]

An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practises changing verbs and adjectives to nouns, and includes four exercises from guided practice through to freer practice. Very good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Example  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Nominalisation example

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Verbs to Nouns

What is the noun of these common academic verbs?

academic verbs to nouns

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Nominalisation practice

Nominalise these sentences:

Exercise 1

Nominalise the sentence below using the verb in bold.
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1. These figures assume that inflation will rise no higher than 2%.
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Possible Answer

1. One of the assumptions on inflation is that the figures will not rise higher than 2%.

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Exercise 2

Nominalise the sentence below using the verb in bold.
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1. The one primary issue to create value in a business is profits.

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Possible Answer

1. Value creation in a business is connected to the one primary issue of profits.

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Exercise 3

Nominalise the sentence below using the two verbs in bold.
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1. We evaluated the results and this explains the loss in revenue.

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Possible Answer

1. An evaluation of results provides an explanation to the loss in revenue.

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Exercise 4

Nominalise the sentence below using the adjective in bold.
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1.Bonds are attractive for investors seeking predictable returns on their investments.

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Possible Answer

1. The predictability of investment return on bonds attracts investors.

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Nominalisation (verbs / adjectives to nouns) [updated 2022]

An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practises changing verbs and adjectives to nouns, and includes four exercises from guided practice through to freer practice. Very good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Example  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Passive Structures & Nominalisation

An introduction to the impersonal passive structure ‘it is said that…’ , to infinitive passive form ‘ it is claimed to be…’. and how to nominalise verbs to nouns to show formality in writing. This worksheet provides key information and 10 writing questions (example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Style 4: STEM Vocabulary 2 (AWL & Nominalisation)  [new 2021]

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