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Grammatical metaphor: Nominalization

Nominalizing events

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In the next few pages we’re going to try writing some processes as nominalizations.


Here’s how it will work:

  1. I’ll give you a conversational description of an action, event or process
  2. You try to write it as a nominalization
  3. Check the hidden instruction block to see the version as written in a real text


Let’s try one now.

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