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Exercise : Sentence Clarity 2

Circle the nominalization

1. applicability

applicator

applicable

2. fear

afraid

feared

3. excite

exciting

excitement

Change these nominalizations back into their noun or adjective form

4. reaction

5. suggestion

6. belief

Rewrite the sentence so that there is anominalization

7. His analysis was that the different fish in the sea were healthy.

8. I can’t believe I failed at this contest.

9. Did you see that they are expanding the dining hall?

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