verbal noun


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n verbal noun a noun that is derived from a verb
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Verbal noun (Gram) a noun derived directly from a verb or verb stem; a verbal. The term is specifically applied to infinitives, and nouns ending in -ing, esp. to the latter. See Gerund, and -ing, 2. See also, Infinitive mood, under Infinitive.
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In literature:

When a word in "-ing" is modified by "the" or some other adjective, it is an abstract verbal noun, and cannot have an object.
"Practical Exercises in English" by Huber Gray Buehler
The VERBAL ABSTRACT NOUNS Originate in verbs, as their name implies.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
They may be verbal nouns.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
The gerund is a verbal noun and is used only in the genitive, dative, accusative, and ablative singular.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Avoid Verbal Nouns where Verbs can be used instead.
"How to Write Clearly" by Edwin A. Abbott
As in some of the old I E languages they are either verbal prefixes or follow their nouns.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson
Avoid verbal nouns where verbs can be used.
"Word Study and English Grammar" by Frederick W. Hamilton
What is the rule about names composed of a plain noun and a verbal noun?
"Compound Words" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Similar tenses are formed in O. and A., but the periphrastic tenses are formed with verbal nouns and not with participles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
The finite verb has three verbal nouns or infinitives, viz.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various

In science:

Many nouns, especially common ones, have verbal or adjectival usages that preclude them from being in N .
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results
B(ehavior): Behavior is expressed by a verbal noun or verb.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
O(b ject): The ob ject is a noun phrase in the ob jective case of the verbal noun of behavior “B”.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
Determine the verb (or verbal noun) which corresponds to “B” using syntactic and semantic clues (such as special prepositions and semantic modification relations). 3.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers