Nominalization is an academic grammar tool which is used to turn verbs and adjectives into nouns. Example: Exercising is essential for good health in this example, we have turned the verb “exercise” into a noun so that it can serve as the subject of the sentence.
Nominalization function just like nouns: as subjects and objects of verbs and preposition. Also, in linguistics, nominalization or nominalisation is the use of a word which is not a noun (e.g. a verb, an adjective or an adverb) as a noun or as the head of a noun phrase, with or without morphological transformation. The term can also refer specially to the process of producing a noun from another part of speech.
How Nominalization are formed:
Example: The Fiber in apples helps with digestion.
Nominalizations are formed by adding a suffix to the original verb or adjective.
A suffix is a meaningful segment that is added into the end of a word. Unlike prefixes, suffixes can change the part of speech of a word.
Example: The suffix – tion changes the verb digest into a noun: digestion.
More examples are:
ance / ence (permanent – permanence)
ing (eat – eating)
ness (healthy – healthiness)
ment (enjoy – enjoyment)
tion (assimilate – assimilation)
Formation of verbs from Adjectives