How can I make a noun out of a verb?
"Go" use as a verb. Example: I go to school.
"Go" use as a noun. Example: "I have a go" or "It's my go."
So "go" is used both as a verb and noun.
The question is whether "going" is the noun of "go" or not.
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Go use as a verb example I go to school.
go use as a noun example I have a go or its my go.
so go uses both as verb and noun.
the question is that going is the noun of go or not.
Your question was a little confusing, but I think this is what you were asking: How can I a change a verb into a noun? Turning verbs into nouns is quite simple, as is turning nouns into verbs.
In general, adding an -ance, -al, -(t)ion or -ing suffix to a verb will create a noun. The first three produce derivatives and the -ing produces verbals. For example:
- I object to the proposed plan. (object here is a verb)
- I made an objection to the proposed plan. (objection here is a noun)
- He expects too much of his son. (expects here is a verb)
- His expectations for his son are too high. (objections here is a noun)
- She runs every morning. (runs here is a verb)
- She enjoys running. (running here is a noun)
- I will text you after school. (text here is a verb)
- I do all my texting after school. (texting here is a noun)
Of course the opposite, turning nouns into verbs, is just as simple:
- Joining a committee interests me. (joining here is a noun)
- I will join a committee because it interests me. (join here is a verb)
Verbs that function as nouns are called verbals, and I have attached excellent sites, below, for you to consult if you need more help. Verbs to which noun-derivative suffixes have been added are called derivatives.
As to "go" as a noun, the informal process of "verbing" does render "go" in noun usage as in the chiefly British English "I'll give it a go." It's rarely used, but "going" can be used as a noun verbal (or gerund) in sentences where is fills a noun function: "Going worries me."
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