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What is nominalization?

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Nominalization is the grammatical process that turns a verb phrase or a sentence into a noun phrase. 

For example, with some morphological changes an English sentence such as "He destroyed the city" can be nominalized into a noun phrase such as "his destruction of the city."

Reference: Chinese: a linguistic introduction by Chao Fen Sun

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