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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nominalization by Michael Harvey FROM The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Nominalizations are a major part of what's wrong with lots of student writing. A nominalization is an action expressed as a noun. Any nominalization can be turned into a verb, and vice versa (sometimes the two forms, the noun and the verb, are identical)
[Check his site for a list of nominalizations.]

Nominalization ...........................................................................Revision

An analysis was performed.Dr. Radic performed an analysis.
A distortion occurred in the presentation of the candidate's position.Your newspaper distorted the candidate's position.
There were reports of attacks on women in Central Park.A roving band of men in Central Park attacked any women who crossed their path.

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