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    Exclamation non verbal nouns

    Hello everyone,
    Would you please tell what are non verbal nouns?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: non verbal nouns

    Non-verbal nouns are not derived from verbs and they denote objects rather than events. For example, the noun "expectation" comes from the verb "expect" + the suffx "-tion", so it's not a non-verbal noun. The noun "swimming" as in "Swimming is fun" denotes an event rather than an object, so it's not a non-verbal noun. In that context, "Swimming" functions as a gerund, a verbal noun.

    Source: http://ling.ucsd.edu/~barker/Researc...roto-roles.pdf

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