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Nominalization refers to the creation of a noun from verbs or adjectives. Most of the time, nouns are created from other parts of speech through the use of suffixes. In other cases, "conversion" or "zero derivation" are used. How do these methods work? More...
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Nominalization
Nominalization refers to the creation of a noun from verbs or adjectives. Most of the time, nouns are created from other parts of speech through the use of suffixes.
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DEFINITION
In English grammar, conversion is a word-formation process that assigns an existing word to a different word class (part of speech) or syntactic category. This process is also known as a functional shift or zero derivation.

The rhetorical term for grammatical conversion is anthimeria.

Shakespeare's Conversions
"Shakespeare was the conversion expert. 'I eared her language.' 'He words me.' Some of his conversions seem really daring. Even the name of a person can become a verb. 'Petruchio is Kated.' But all he was doing was tapping into a natural everyday usage that is still with us."
(David Crystal, The Story of English in 100 Words. St. Martin's Press, 2012)

https://www.thoughtco.com/conversion-functional-shift-in-grammar-1689925
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