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Is there any specific way to convert verbs to nouns? Options
Ali900
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:58:42 AM

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My question is for example both "tion" and "ment" are noun suffixes, so how would I know which one is used for a specific verb ? For exmple why we say "agreement" and we don't say "agreeation" though both are possible grammatically, I mean should we learn using right suffixes by repetition or there is some rules?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:10:31 AM

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I quite like "agreeation" - it sounds good!

However, I know of no rule - not even a hint of a pattern. Boo hoo!

Some verbs use both, with different meanings. Some go in two 'stages'. d'oh!

Sensation and sentiment from 'to sense' which comes from the noun 'sense'.

Motion (noun) > motive (noun) > motivate (verb) > motivation (noun)
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.........\
..........move (verb) > movement (noun)

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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