Nominalized Verbs Exercise (221)

A nominalized verb is a noun derived from a verb. For example, consideration from the verb "to consider." Edit the following sentences to eliminate this stylistic fault.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: The author expressed his acceptance of the prize with great humility.
Correct : The author accepted the prize with great humility.

2.
Original: All of the students made the resolution to read from one of the classics for thirty minutes every day.
Correct : All of the students resolved to read from one of the classics for thirty minutes every day.

3.
Original: These marks on this tire give the indication that it needs to be replaced.
Correct : These marks on this tire indicate that it needs to be replaced.

4.
Original: I had planned to accept, but after what he wrote about me, I must give my refusal.
Correct : I had planned to accept, but after what he wrote about me, I must refuse.

5.
Original: How many consumers make intelligent choices when buying a new computer?
Correct : How many consumers choose intelligently when buying a new computer?

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