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What is a nominal?



A nominal is a word which differs grammatically from a noun but functions as one.

Example (English)
  • In the poor are many, the word poor is a nominal. It functions as a noun; however, it does not pluralize.


    Crystal 1980 242

  • Generic
      A nominal is a kind of

    Crystal 1980 242


    Hartmann and Stork 1972 151


    Mish 1991 801

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