Academic writing frequently uses nominalisations; that is, the noun forms of verbs.  The process of nominalisation turns verbs (actions or events) into nouns (things, concepts or people).  The text is now no longer describing actions: it is focused on objects or concepts

Academic writing frequently uses nominalisations; that is, the noun forms of verbs. The process of nominalisation turns verbs (actions or events) into nouns (things, concepts or people). The text is now no longer describing actions: it is focused on objects or concepts

Nominalisation Worksheet - basic, but a good start. Another good sheet is at http://www.tutorvista.com/content/english/english-ii/workbook/nominalisation.php

Nominalisation Worksheet - basic, but a good start. Another good sheet is at http://www.tutorvista.com/content/english/english-ii/workbook/nominalisation.php

Nominalisation Worksheet - basic, but a good start. Another good sheet is at http://www.tutorvista.com/content/english/english-ii/workbook/nominalisation.php

Nominalisation Worksheet - basic, but a good start. Another good sheet is at http://www.tutorvista.com/content/english/english-ii/workbook/nominalisation.php

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