Identify/Generate the principle
Time: 25 minutes
Find examples of nominalizations from the worksheet (good), from
your readings (better), or from student writing (best). Distribute
them to class and ask them to rewrite them so that the nominalizations
turn back into verbs.
Scroll down for the worksheet and answer key.
the nominalizations in each passage. Rewrite the sentences so that
the nominalizations turn back into verbs.
1. In America today, innovation on the part of industry is a crucial
component in its survivability.
2. If there is an increase in quantity or change in the items of
inventory over the five years, there must be proof that there was
no plan or intention on Abco's part to make such changes in anticipation
of the partial liquidation.
3. During the 1920s, an American policy of nonrecognition prevailed.
There was the feeling that there should be no dealings with communism.
With prosperity at home and a strange experiment being conducted
in Russia, there was no interest in recognition.
4. In Oracle there appears an exemplification of a prefiguring
of the entire narrative; the result is a close correspondence between
the Biblical account of the resurrection and that of the protagonist.
Also is seen a degree of ambiguity in the treatment of the mythic
materials—a reinterpretation of the sources so that
the protagonist's subordination to the action involved in the creation
of the dystopia results.
American industry today must innovate in order to survive.
If the inventory increased or changed over the five years, we must
prove that Abco did not anticipate that the inventory would be
partially liquidated and then plan or intend to change.
During the 1920s, America did not recognize Russia politically.
The Federal government (or politicians or Americans) felt that
the nation should not deal with communism. As long as the American
economy prospered, Americans weren't interested in Russia's experiment
Oracle prefigures the entire narrative; as a result, the protagonist's
resurrection corresponds closely to Christ's. Also, the author
treats mythic materials ambiguously; she reinterprets the sources
so that the dystopia's creation overshadows the protagonist.