Definition of verbal noun in English:

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verbal noun

noun

Grammar
A noun formed as an inflection of a verb and partly sharing its constructions, such as smoking in smoking is forbidden. See -ing1.
Example sentences
  • To avoid exceedance one has to write a rather awkward construction involving the verbal noun exceeding.
  • Since ousia is a verbal noun formed from the participle on, this is not a perspicuous statement.
  • The tendency then to mark new findings through invention of verbal nouns is recurrent and may elicit the criticism of jargon-infested prose.

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