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Verbs 05 - Nouns Formed from Verbs
The noun derived from the verb 'run' is 'runner'.

Verbs 05 - Nouns Formed from Verbs

We have learnt a number of things about verbs. Verbs can be confusing as they appear in every conceivable form. Verbs are ‘doing’ or ‘action’ words. Verbs are of different classifications and types. But, did you know that nouns can be formed from verbs?

RUN is a verb and the noun form of RUN is RUNNER.
LIE is a verb and the noun form of LIE is LIAR.
DECIDE is a verb and DECISION is a noun derived from it.

In the earlier quizzes we found that words from one part of speech can be found in another part of speech. We can also take a word from one part of speech and form a new word in another part of speech by adding a prefix or a suffix. Sometimes such words can be formed by just placing the prefix or suffix side by side with the root word. Sometimes we need to make changes to the root word and add some letters to change it into another word. While suffixes and prefixes have certain meanings in them and they pass on that meaning to the new word formed forming nouns from verbs is not that simple.

More often than not nouns are formed from verbs that are by and large unique and very little conventions can be found. One of the common suffixes used to convert verb into noun is MENT. Verbs such as ARRANGE, REFRESH, EMPLOY and REPLACE are converted into nouns ARRANGEMENT, REFRESHMENT, EMPLOYMENT and REPLACEMENT by adding the suffix MENT.

Another facet of verbs and nouns is the fact that there are many words which are both verbs and nouns by themselves such as ANSWER, LAUGH, MEASURE and REQUEST.

Sometimes, a verb can give rise to more than one noun. For instance, READ is a verb that gives rise to READER and READING besides being a noun also. In the quiz that follows see how many nouns you can identify from the given verbs.

1.
Which noun, formed from the verb LIE, can be used to fill in the blank?
"He is a consistent ---."
Lier
Lieder
Lied
Liar
'Lied' is still a verb being the simple past and past participle form of 'Lie'. 'Lier' and 'Lieder' are also nouns but not the one we want for the given sentence. 'Lier' means 'a person who waits' whilst 'Lieder' is the plural of 'Lied', a German art song
2.
Which noun, formed from the verb DECIDE, can be used to fill in the blank?
"His --- was just."
Decides
Decided
Deciden
Decision
'Decides' and 'Decided' are still verbs, but 'Deciden' is not a real word
3.
Which noun, formed from the verb APPOINT, can be used to fill in the blank?
"His --- was welcomed by the office staff."
Appointent
Appoints
Appointed
Appointment
While 'Appoints' and 'Appointed' are still verbs, 'Appointent' is not a word that can be found in the dictionary
4.
Which noun, formed from the verb DISMISS, can be used to fill in the blank?
"His --- was resented by his colleagues."
Dismissal
Dismissed
Dismissance
Dissmisses
While 'Dismissed' and 'Dismisses' are still verbs, 'Dismissance' is not a word that can be found in the dictionary
5.
Which noun, formed from the verb DELIVER, can be used to fill in the blank?
"He was gracious enough to offer free ---."
Deliverer
Delivers
Delivery
Deliveried
'Deliverer' is a noun but does not make sense in this sentence and 'Delivers' is a verb. 'Deliveried' is not a word that can be found in the dictionary
6.
Which noun, formed from the verb PRODUCE, can be used to fill in the blank?
"As a result, the cotton --- went up."
Producement
Production
Produceion
Producter
None of the other options are real words
7.
Which noun, formed from the verb CHOOSE, can be used to fill in the blank?
"It is your ---."
Choice
Choosy
Choosed
Choosen
'Choosy' is an adjective and 'Choosed' and 'Choosen' are not words you would find in the dictionary
8.
Which noun, formed from the verb REFUSE, can be used to fill in the blank?
"Their --- came as a big surprise."
Refused
Refusal
Refuser
Refusen
'Refuse' is also a noun, meaning 'something to be discarded', but it does not lend meaning to the context of the sentence. While 'Refused' is a verb, being the simple past and past participle form of 'refuse'. 'Refuser' and 'refusen' are not real words
9.
Which noun, formed from the verb OMIT, can be used to fill in the blank?
"It was a costly ---."
Omited
Omission
Omits
Omiten
While 'Omits' is still a verb, 'Omited' and 'Omiten' are not real words
10.
Which noun, formed from the verb INTEND, can be used to fill in the blank?
"His --- was noble."
Intends
Intended
Intension
Intention
While 'Intends' and 'Intended' are still verbs, 'Intension' is a noun but not one which makes sense in the context of the this sentence. 'Intension' is formed from the adjective 'Intense' (meaning in a high or extreme degree), not from the verb 'Intend'
Author:  V T Narendra

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