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    Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Can anyone explain the difference between a nominal and a verbal construction? Thanks.

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    Re: Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Welcome, marquie.

    Is there a specific nominal or verbal construct you have in mind? Nouns, for example, function as subjects and objects. Prepositional phrases tend to function as adverbs.

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    Re: Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Hi Casiopea,
    I don't have a specific example. Someone told me nominal contructions are better in report writing than verbal constructions and I didn't understand the difference.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Ah, I see. 'transactional writing'. Let me go find some resources for you. Just a minute.

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    Re: Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Transactional writing (also known as nominal constructs) is intended to convey factual information or to argue the validity of a point view with objective evidence. It's objective. Expressive or Poetic writing (also known as verbal constructs) is subjective.

    Transactional writing: to inform rather than to speculate or persuade
    Summarize, Question, Explain, Define concepts, Report the facts, Use clear, concise language.
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    Re: Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Thank you for the explanation! If you know of any resource that might give me examples, can you post a link or reference? Otherise, thanks again for your help.

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    Re: Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Hi friend
    On my point of view Nominal constructions is better than the verbal constructions.
    Because Nominal is stronger than the verbal.


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    Re: Nominal vs verbal constructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hune Kasprov View Post
    Hi friend
    On my point of view Nominal constructions is better than the verbal constructions.
    Because Nominal is stronger than the verbal.


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    But contemporary grammarians say otherwise.

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