How to nominalise
There are two main steps you need to take when you nominalise:
- identify the active verb in the clause
- change the verb into the noun form.
Look at this example:
The building was constructed according to principles of environmental
1. Identify the active verb in the clause
The building was constructed using principles of environmental sustainability.
2. Change the verb into the noun form
The construction of the building used principles of environmental
Sometimes, the noun form of the verb will not be appropriate. If this
occurs, replace it with a synonym; for example:
Many modern artists employ computers in their work.
This noun is not appropriate for the sentence. A suitable synonym
The modern artists' use of computers in their work..........
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