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Grammatical metaphor: Nominalization

Connecting nominalizations with processes

Resentment and resistance

This snippet is similar to the last one, but the nominalized groups come in pairs, joined by the word and.

Charles’s increasingly absolutist behavior and extractive policies created resentment and resistance throughout the country.

What are some alternative processes?

Charles’s increasingly absolutist behavior and extractive policies discouraged resentment and resistance throughout the country.

Charles’s increasingly absolutist behavior and extractive policies began to cause resentment and resistance throughout the country.

Now, how could you replace the process with a conjunction? As with the last page, you’ll need to rewrite the nominalizations to make it work.

Charles’s increasingly absolutist behavior and extractive policies created resentment and resistance throughout the country.

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