Verbal Noun (definition)

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A verbal noun is a deverbal morpheme (a word that is not verb being derived from a verb) in which the resulting word is a noun (eg. The assassination, She loves singing). In Gaelic, verbal nouns are used in place of gerunds and participles (in auxiliary verb constructions)

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  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Lamb, William (2003) Scottish Gaelic. 2nd edition. Munich: Lingcom Europa