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Friday Phrase: Zombie Nouns

Technically, zombie nouns are nominalizations. Nominalization happens when words are converted into lengthier versions of themselves that sometimes obscure their meaning. For example, changing global into globalization.

Helen Sword does a great job in the video below explaining what nominalizations are, how they suck the life out of your writing and why they are a problem.



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