|StrangerComeKnocking||Date: Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 4:25 PM | Message # 1|
Rihays, Master of Many Names
|"Your cooking was delicious!" |
"Last night's reading was hard!"
Is cooking/reading a verb-turned-into-a-noun or what? And how would one reproduce this here?
"Everybody knows that everybody dies." -River Song
|LicoricePlease||Date: Sunday, 03 Mar 2013, 7:02 AM | Message # 2|
|The noun version of a verb is called a gerund. In English, it's usually +-ing or +-ation. Both examples you used are gerunds, but we haven't discussed how to make a gerund. (Sometimes a gerund was actually a noun that predated the verb, but "playing" is different from "play", as anyone can tell you.) |
We'll just have to think of an afx.