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NOMINALISATION
In this unit you will learn different ways in which you can express your ideas 
differently, more precisely and more effectively by replacing words with their 
own noun forms.
Look at these sentences.
a. The school has decided to set up a student panchayat in school. It has created 
a lot of excitement among the students.
b. The decision of the school to set up a student panchayat has created a lot of 
excitement among the students.
In sentence (b) what happened to the verb 'decided'? Write your answer below:
________________________________________________________________________
This is one example of a verb changing into a noun. This is called 
nominalisation.
Complete the following chart by filling in the blanks with either the verb 
or the noun forms. One example has been done for you.
A.1 Verbs into nouns:
VERBS NOUNS VERBS NOUNS
1.recognise recognition 7. ability
2.illustrate 8. description
3. reduction 9. observe
4.remove 10. compulsion
5.arrange 11. break 
6.attend 12. explore
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NOMINALISATION
In this unit you will learn different ways in which you can express your ideas 
differently, more precisely and more effectively by replacing words with their 
own noun forms.
Look at these sentences.
a. The school has decided to set up a student panchayat in school. It has created 
a lot of excitement among the students.
b. The decision of the school to set up a student panchayat has created a lot of 
excitement among the students.
In sentence (b) what happened to the verb 'decided'? Write your answer below:
________________________________________________________________________
This is one example of a verb changing into a noun. This is called 
nominalisation.
Complete the following chart by filling in the blanks with either the verb 
or the noun forms. One example has been done for you.
A.1 Verbs into nouns:
VERBS NOUNS VERBS NOUNS
1.recognise recognition 7. ability
2.illustrate 8. description
3. reduction 9. observe
4.remove 10. compulsion
5.arrange 11. break 
6.attend 12. explore
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A.2 Study the cartoons below:
POACH ANIMALS
1
2
3
4
5
6
Stop Cutting Trees
SAV
Must we lose our jobs?
Reduce working hours
Reduce working hours
More Safety For
Women At Work
NOTICE
Everybody to report to
office on time
DON'T
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10
175
NOMINALISATION
In this unit you will learn different ways in which you can express your ideas 
differently, more precisely and more effectively by replacing words with their 
own noun forms.
Look at these sentences.
a. The school has decided to set up a student panchayat in school. It has created 
a lot of excitement among the students.
b. The decision of the school to set up a student panchayat has created a lot of 
excitement among the students.
In sentence (b) what happened to the verb 'decided'? Write your answer below:
________________________________________________________________________
This is one example of a verb changing into a noun. This is called 
nominalisation.
Complete the following chart by filling in the blanks with either the verb 
or the noun forms. One example has been done for you.
A.1 Verbs into nouns:
VERBS NOUNS VERBS NOUNS
1.recognise recognition 7. ability
2.illustrate 8. description
3. reduction 9. observe
4.remove 10. compulsion
5.arrange 11. break 
6.attend 12. explore
CBSE
176
A.2 Study the cartoons below:
POACH ANIMALS
1
2
3
4
5
6
Stop Cutting Trees
SAV
Must we lose our jobs?
Reduce working hours
Reduce working hours
More Safety For
Women At Work
NOTICE
Everybody to report to
office on time
DON'T
CBSE
177
What are the people trying to say? Study the first example and then 
complete the rest of the sentences using the same pattern.
A.3:  Combine the following sentences by nominalising the first verb.  The first 
sentence has been done as an example.
1. They are protesting against cutting down of trees.
2. They are demanding --------------------------------------------------------------------.
3. The boss insists on everyone ----------------------------------------------------------. 
4. They are worried about -----------------------------------------------------------------
5. The women are demanding safer -----------------------------------------------------.
6. They want the Government to put a ban on -----------------------------------------.
1. Trees were planted along road sides .This made the surroundings look greener.
Planting of trees along the road sides made the surroundings look greener.
2. The bomb exploded. This shattered the window panes.
The window panes were shattered due to  _______________________.
3. The committee must approve our plan. We cannot launch our project till then.
We ________________ till we get the ________________of the committee for our 
plan.
4. There has been a rise in crime rate in the last two years. The police are very 
concerned.
The police ______________ about the  __________________________________ 
years.
5. Thousands of people participated in the charity walk .This helped Cancer Aid 
Society to raise funds for treatment of cancer patients.   
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175
NOMINALISATION
In this unit you will learn different ways in which you can express your ideas 
differently, more precisely and more effectively by replacing words with their 
own noun forms.
Look at these sentences.
a. The school has decided to set up a student panchayat in school. It has created 
a lot of excitement among the students.
b. The decision of the school to set up a student panchayat has created a lot of 
excitement among the students.
In sentence (b) what happened to the verb 'decided'? Write your answer below:
________________________________________________________________________
This is one example of a verb changing into a noun. This is called 
nominalisation.
Complete the following chart by filling in the blanks with either the verb 
or the noun forms. One example has been done for you.
A.1 Verbs into nouns:
VERBS NOUNS VERBS NOUNS
1.recognise recognition 7. ability
2.illustrate 8. description
3. reduction 9. observe
4.remove 10. compulsion
5.arrange 11. break 
6.attend 12. explore
CBSE
176
A.2 Study the cartoons below:
POACH ANIMALS
1
2
3
4
5
6
Stop Cutting Trees
SAV
Must we lose our jobs?
Reduce working hours
Reduce working hours
More Safety For
Women At Work
NOTICE
Everybody to report to
office on time
DON'T
CBSE
177
What are the people trying to say? Study the first example and then 
complete the rest of the sentences using the same pattern.
A.3:  Combine the following sentences by nominalising the first verb.  The first 
sentence has been done as an example.
1. They are protesting against cutting down of trees.
2. They are demanding --------------------------------------------------------------------.
3. The boss insists on everyone ----------------------------------------------------------. 
4. They are worried about -----------------------------------------------------------------
5. The women are demanding safer -----------------------------------------------------.
6. They want the Government to put a ban on -----------------------------------------.
1. Trees were planted along road sides .This made the surroundings look greener.
Planting of trees along the road sides made the surroundings look greener.
2. The bomb exploded. This shattered the window panes.
The window panes were shattered due to  _______________________.
3. The committee must approve our plan. We cannot launch our project till then.
We ________________ till we get the ________________of the committee for our 
plan.
4. There has been a rise in crime rate in the last two years. The police are very 
concerned.
The police ______________ about the  __________________________________ 
years.
5. Thousands of people participated in the charity walk .This helped Cancer Aid 
Society to raise funds for treatment of cancer patients.   
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___________________________________ helped Cancer Aid Society raise funds for 
treatment of cancer patients.
6. The number of young people consuming drugs is growing .This has become an 
issue of social concern. 
________________________________ by a growing_____________________  concern.
7. The eye witness described the accident scene vividly. This helped the police 
find the culprit 
The vivid  _________________________________________________________.
8. Vinod presented his project very effectively. He was able to bag the multimillion 
dollar order 
Vinod's effective ___________________________ helped him _______________.
9. Mandela had spearheaded the fight against apartheid. He was convicted for 
this.
Mandela was convicted for ____________________________________________.
10. He committed a series of cold blooded murders.  He was awarded the death 
penalty. 
He was _____________________________________________________________.
RECOVERY OF ANCIENT SHIP
An ancient ship, over 500 years old, has been recovered  off the coast of 
Kerala.  Salvage experts say…………. 
Given below are some extracts from Newspapers. Underline the most 
important verb .Then use the noun form of that verb to create a headline, 
as shown above.
A.4. Read the following extract from a Newspaper. 
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175
NOMINALISATION
In this unit you will learn different ways in which you can express your ideas 
differently, more precisely and more effectively by replacing words with their 
own noun forms.
Look at these sentences.
a. The school has decided to set up a student panchayat in school. It has created 
a lot of excitement among the students.
b. The decision of the school to set up a student panchayat has created a lot of 
excitement among the students.
In sentence (b) what happened to the verb 'decided'? Write your answer below:
________________________________________________________________________
This is one example of a verb changing into a noun. This is called 
nominalisation.
Complete the following chart by filling in the blanks with either the verb 
or the noun forms. One example has been done for you.
A.1 Verbs into nouns:
VERBS NOUNS VERBS NOUNS
1.recognise recognition 7. ability
2.illustrate 8. description
3. reduction 9. observe
4.remove 10. compulsion
5.arrange 11. break 
6.attend 12. explore
CBSE
176
A.2 Study the cartoons below:
POACH ANIMALS
1
2
3
4
5
6
Stop Cutting Trees
SAV
Must we lose our jobs?
Reduce working hours
Reduce working hours
More Safety For
Women At Work
NOTICE
Everybody to report to
office on time
DON'T
CBSE
177
What are the people trying to say? Study the first example and then 
complete the rest of the sentences using the same pattern.
A.3:  Combine the following sentences by nominalising the first verb.  The first 
sentence has been done as an example.
1. They are protesting against cutting down of trees.
2. They are demanding --------------------------------------------------------------------.
3. The boss insists on everyone ----------------------------------------------------------. 
4. They are worried about -----------------------------------------------------------------
5. The women are demanding safer -----------------------------------------------------.
6. They want the Government to put a ban on -----------------------------------------.
1. Trees were planted along road sides .This made the surroundings look greener.
Planting of trees along the road sides made the surroundings look greener.
2. The bomb exploded. This shattered the window panes.
The window panes were shattered due to  _______________________.
3. The committee must approve our plan. We cannot launch our project till then.
We ________________ till we get the ________________of the committee for our 
plan.
4. There has been a rise in crime rate in the last two years. The police are very 
concerned.
The police ______________ about the  __________________________________ 
years.
5. Thousands of people participated in the charity walk .This helped Cancer Aid 
Society to raise funds for treatment of cancer patients.   
CBSE
178
___________________________________ helped Cancer Aid Society raise funds for 
treatment of cancer patients.
6. The number of young people consuming drugs is growing .This has become an 
issue of social concern. 
________________________________ by a growing_____________________  concern.
7. The eye witness described the accident scene vividly. This helped the police 
find the culprit 
The vivid  _________________________________________________________.
8. Vinod presented his project very effectively. He was able to bag the multimillion 
dollar order 
Vinod's effective ___________________________ helped him _______________.
9. Mandela had spearheaded the fight against apartheid. He was convicted for 
this.
Mandela was convicted for ____________________________________________.
10. He committed a series of cold blooded murders.  He was awarded the death 
penalty. 
He was _____________________________________________________________.
RECOVERY OF ANCIENT SHIP
An ancient ship, over 500 years old, has been recovered  off the coast of 
Kerala.  Salvage experts say…………. 
Given below are some extracts from Newspapers. Underline the most 
important verb .Then use the noun form of that verb to create a headline, 
as shown above.
A.4. Read the following extract from a Newspaper. 
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1. Four more new escalators have been installed in the new Mall. People are very 
happy.
_____________________________________________________________
2. The outstanding contribution to Indian film making by Ranjit Say was 
recognized tonight by the Bombay Film Institute.
_____________________________________________________________
3. The Government has decided to set up a night safari at Noida. This will make 
this city very popular as more and more tourists……….
_____________________________________________________________
4. His lost brother suddenly appeared after five years. This solved one of the 
greatest mysteries.
_____________________________________________________________
5. Professors are protesting pay cuts at the university. Students suffer as 
professors stay…………..
_____________________________________________________________
Hema: Recently I read an article about the ___________ (improve) taking place in 
the health services.
Neena: When people get proper health care, it is bound to increase their life 
_________(expect).
Hema: Of course doctors have to show greater __________(dedicate) to their 
profession, particularly by ______ (bestow) greater ___________ (attend) on 
the rural areas.
A.5:  Fill in the blanks with the noun forms of the verbs given in brackets.
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1. What is nominalisation?
Ans. Nominalisation is the process of turning a verb or an adjective into a noun. It involves adding suffixes or changing the word's form to create a noun form. For example, the verb "run" can be nominalised to "runner" and the adjective "happy" can be nominalised to "happiness."
2. Why is nominalisation important in English language?
Ans. Nominalisation is important in the English language as it allows us to express ideas more concisely and precisely. It helps in creating noun phrases that can convey complex meanings in a single word. Nominalisation also adds variety and sophistication to writing and helps in organizing information effectively.
3. What are some common suffixes used for nominalisation?
Ans. Some common suffixes used for nominalisation include -er, -or, -ist, -ism, -ment, -tion, -ance, -ence, -ity, and -ness. These suffixes are added to verbs or adjectives to form nouns with specific meanings. For example, the suffix -er is added to the verb "teach" to form the noun "teacher."
4. Can you provide some examples of nominalisation in sentences?
Ans. Sure! Here are some examples of nominalisation in sentences: - The construction of the building took months. (Nominalisation of the verb "construct" into the noun "construction.") - His success was a result of hard work and dedication. (Nominalisation of the adjective "successful" into the noun "success.") - The pollution in the city is a growing concern. (Nominalisation of the verb "pollute" into the noun "pollution.")
5. How can I improve my skills in using nominalisation?
Ans. To improve your skills in using nominalisation, you can practice identifying and using nominalised forms in your writing. Read widely to familiarize yourself with different nominalisation patterns and suffixes. Pay attention to how professional writers use nominalisation to convey complex ideas. Additionally, you can consult grammar resources and complete exercises that focus on nominalisation. With consistent practice, your skills in using nominalisation will improve over time.
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