Nominalisation

Sara Ariadna Mar
Quiz by Sara Ariadna Mar, updated more than 1 year ago
Sara Ariadna Mar
Created by Sara Ariadna Mar over 4 years ago
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This exercise helps you practice nominalisation

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Question 1

Question
Read the sentences below and identify which one contains a nominalised expression.
Answer
  • The temperature of the planet is rising as a result of global warming.
  • The rise of the planet's temperature is a result of global warming.

Question 2

Question
Read the sentences below and identify which one contains a nominalised expression.
Answer
  • The indication of the business report that sales figures are down 10% on last month is worrying.
  • The business report indicates that sales figures are down 10% on last month, which is worrying.

Question 3

Question
Read the sentences below and identify which one contains a nominalised expression.
Answer
  • A team of scientists analysed the data in the lab before they wrote their report.
  • The analysis of data by a team of scientists in the lab was undertaken before writing a report.

Question 4

Question
Read the sentences below and identify which one contains a nominalised expression.
Answer
  • The production of a mathematical formula by mathematics and physics experts has explained the modern phenomena of network science.
  • Mathematics and physcis experts have produced a mathematical formula which explains the modern phenomena of network science.

Question 5

Question
Read the sentences below and identify which one contains a nominalised expression.
Answer
  • Student numbers are increasing rapidly from year to year and the University is becoming concerned that they may need to build more accommodation in order to house everyone.
  • The rapid increase in student numbers is causing concern at the University. More accommodation may have to be built in order to house everyone.

Question 6

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Change the nominalisation back into a verb. The government analysis of the student intake helped to ascertain a realistic picture of which countries the international students have come from. The government [blank_start]analysed[blank_end] the student intake to ascertain a realistic picture of which countries the international students have come from.
Answer
  • analysed

Question 7

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Change the nominalisation back into a verb. The indication by the report that business has been profitable since the end of the quarter seems to suggest inevitable expansion. The report [blank_start]indicates[blank_end] that business has been extremely profitable since the end of the quarter, particularly since the important sale and that expansion seems inevitable.
Answer
  • indicates

Question 8

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Change the nominalisation back into a verb. Next year’s investment of £350 million by TFL next will refurbish several tube stations. Transport for London will [blank_start]invest[blank_end] £350 million next year on refurbishment of several tube stations
Answer
  • invest

Question 9

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Change the nominalisation back into a verb. The UK Border Agency’s entry restrictions apply to non EU and EEA citizens. The UK Border Agency [blank_start]restricts[blank_end] entry to the UK for non EU or EEA citizens.
Answer
  • restricts

Question 10

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Change the nominalisation back into a verb. Participation in this urban migration is a way for individuals to generate income through non-traditional means. Individuals [blank_start]participate[blank_end] in this urban migration because they want to generate income through non-traditional means.
Answer
  • participate
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