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Nominalization

Nominalization

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Published by Gary O'Neill
A brief guide to using Nominalization to make writing more academic in tone.
A brief guide to using Nominalization to make writing more academic in tone.

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Published by: Gary O'Neill on Nov 18, 2012
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Nominalization
In academic writing we often use concepts instead of actions, which makes ourwriting sound more abstract and formal (more academic).For example:We walked for charity. We raised AED 10,000 for Dubai Cares.
(verb becomes a noun)
The charity walk raised AED 10,000 for Dubai Cares.
Pollution is increasing rapidly, and environmentalists are very concerned.
(verb becomes a noun)
The rapid increase in pollution is causing concern among environmentalists.
Exercise
Rewrite these sentences (in one sentence) using a nominalization (e.g. change averb in one sentence to a noun in the new sentence)1a. We depend a lot on computers these days. This concerns some people.1b. _________________________________________________________________________________________2a. ZU opened a male campus in Dubai. This meant that new security rules hadto be introduced.2b. _________________________________________________________________________________________3a. Video games are very attractive to children. This causes them to spend lesstime playing outside.3b. _________________________________________________________________________________________4a. People benefit significantly from modern technology.4b. _________________________________________________________________________________________5a. They constructed factories in the south. This caused the air to be morepolluted in that area. This led to more people having respiratory problems.5b. _________________________________________________________________________________________

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