Word Formation I: Verbs To Nouns

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Change the verbs in the parentheses into suitable nouns that will make the statements correct.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Shakespeare's _____ are literature classics. (write)

    Explanation
    Shakespeare's writings refer to his body of work, including his plays, sonnets, and poems. These writings are considered literature classics because they are highly regarded for their literary merit, artistic creativity, and enduring impact on the English language and culture. Shakespeare's writings continue to be studied, performed, and celebrated worldwide, making him one of the most influential and revered writers in history.

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  • 2. 

    Some of his relatives were present at the _____ of his will. (read)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "reading". In this context, the word "reading" refers to the act of reading the will. It suggests that during the process of reading the will, some of his relatives were present.

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  • 3. 

    The _____ of that movie was very exciting. (begin)

    Explanation
    The word "beginning" is the correct answer because it is the noun form of the word "begin" and fits grammatically in the sentence. It indicates that the start or opening of the movie was very exciting.

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  • 4. 

    Don't you just love happy _____ ? (end)

    Explanation
    The given correct answer for the question is "endings". This answer is appropriate because the phrase "happy endings" is a commonly used expression that refers to the conclusion of a story or situation in a positive and satisfying way. The word "endings" completes the sentence by filling in the blank and creating a grammatically correct and meaningful statement.

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  • 5. 

    It was their _____ to move to a bigger city. (decide)

    Explanation
    The sentence states that "It was their _____ to move to a bigger city." The word "decide" is given in parentheses, indicating that a noun form is needed. The correct answer, "decision," is a noun that fits grammatically and semantically in the sentence. It completes the sentence by indicating that the subject made a choice or determination to move to a bigger city.

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  • 6. 

    They needed more _____ to put him in jail. (prove)

    Explanation
    The sentence implies that there was a need for something in order to imprison the person mentioned. The word "proof" fits perfectly in this context as it refers to evidence or information that confirms the truth or validity of a claim. Therefore, "proof" is the appropriate word that completes the sentence and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 7. 

    PETA campaigns for the _____ of animal rights. (protect)

    Explanation
    PETA campaigns for the protection of animal rights. This means that they advocate for the safeguarding and preservation of the rights and welfare of animals. PETA works towards preventing animal cruelty, promoting ethical treatment of animals, and advocating for their rights to live free from harm and exploitation. Through various campaigns, PETA aims to raise awareness, educate the public, and bring about positive change in the way animals are treated and respected.

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