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Deverbal nouns are nouns that are derived from verbs or verb phrases.



Verbal nouns and deverbal nouns are distinct syntactic word classes. Functionally, deverbal nouns operate as autonomous common nouns,[1] while verbal nouns retain verbal characteristics.[clarification needed]


There are two connotations of the deverbal nouns: the one formed without any suffix,[example needed] or any noun descending from a verb.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Jaggar, Philip J. (2001). "8 Verbal Nouns, Deverbal Nouns, and Infinitives". Hausa. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 285. ISBN 978-90-272-3807-8.
  2. ^ "Larousse".

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