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Exercise : Sentence Clarity 1

Circle the nominalization:

1. intention

intent

intend

2. disagreed

disagree

disagreement

3. exploration

exploratory

explore

Change these nominalizations back into their noun or adjective form:

4. discussion

5. analysis

6. conclusion

Rewrite the sentence so that there is no nominalization:

7. I completed the test with much difficulty.

8. She made the suggestion that we go out to dinner.

9. Sara has a great collection of butterflies.

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