Grammar: Activity nouns
How to derive a noun from a verb
You are well familiar with the distinction between adjectives, verbs, nouns, and adverbs by now.
In most languages, you can a word from any of these groups and derive new words, possibly from a different group.
Even in English, you can do this!
to eat [Verb] → +er → the eater [Noun]
product [Noun] → +ize → to productive (= to turn into a product) [Verb]
Estonian is no different in this regard, so today we’ll explain the most common and useful derivation.
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