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What is a verbal noun?

 

Definition
 

A verbal noun is a noun that is morphologically related to a verb and similar to it in meaning.

Examples (English)
 
  • The word description, related to the word describe, is a verbal noun.

    In the following example, walking is a verbal noun:

  • Brisk walking is good exercise.
  • Generic
      A verbal noun is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1980 374

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 95, 249

     

    Schachter 1985 10

     

    Mish 1991 515, 1309

     

    Pei and Gaynor 1954 83

     

    Palmer 1986 156


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