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    Question how to form nouns from verbs?????

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    Re: how to form nouns from verbs?????

    There aren't any rules that can be applied to all verbs.
    If you weld, you have a weld.
    If you bake, you have a baked item.
    If you sew, you have something that was sewn.
    If you plant, you have a crop, and later a harvest.
    If you harvest, you have a harvest.

    So as you can see, no rule will work for any verb.


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    Re: how to form nouns from verbs?????

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    You form nouns from verbs by using the gerund or infinitive forms of the verb.

    I like playing. [Playing is the gerund form of the verb play and as a noun it is the object of the sentence]

    I like to play
    [To play is the infinitive form of the verb play and as a noun it is the object of the sentence]

    There are many rules that must be followed when deciding to use an infinitive or gerund in a sentence. Sometimes both are acceptable but sometimes only a gerund or only an infinitive can be used.

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