Ways of forming nouns in English


  • S Isakova Республика Казахстан


Like in the English language, a noun is a word that identifies a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. Here, we’ll take a closer look at what makes a noun a noun, and we’ll provide some noun examples, along with some advice for using nouns in our sentences. Many words in English can be adapted to be used for different grammatical functions. We often use prefixes and suffixes (extra parts of the word added at the beginning or the end) to change the meaning of a word for a variety of purposes. Adjectives and verbs can be turned into nouns, for example happy becomes the feeling of happiness, run becomes the doer of the verb, runner. In English, noun formation is implemented in the following ways: 1). Nouns having the same form as verbs 2). Nouns formed with prefixes 3). Nouns formed with suffixes


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How to Cite

Isakova, S. (2019). Ways of forming nouns in English. Pridneprovskiy Scientific Bulletin, 3(611). Retrieved from http://www.rusnauka.com/index.php/rusnauka/article/view/7179