Derived nouns and composition: Activity 2

Complete the examples with nouns which are derived from the highlighted adjectives. The first answer is provided.

The peacekeeping forces withdrew. It led to civil war. → The withdrawal of the peacekeeping forces led to civil war.

The judge accepted the bribe. This caused an outrage. → The judge’s ___ of the bribe caused an outrage. The judge’s acceptance of the bribe caused an outrage.

The critic assessed their work unfavourably. They were disappointed by this. → They were disappointed by the critic’s unfavourable ___ of their work. They were disappointed by the critic’s unfavourable assessment of their work.

He constantly intimidates his staff. There is no excuse for it. → There is no excuse for his constant ___ of his staff. There is no excuse for his constant intimidation of his staff.

The railways were privatised. Many people thought that this was a serious mistake. → Many people thought that the ___ of the railways was a serious mistake. Many people thought that the privatisation of the railways was a serious mistake.

He refused the prize. This embarrassed the committee. His refusal of the prize embarrassed the committee.

My boss constantly interferes with my work. I can’t tolerate it. I can't tolerate my boss's constant interference with my work.

The management rejected our proposal. This was terribly frustrating. The management's rejection of our proposal was terribly frustrating.

The rainforests are being destroyed. We must take action to prevent this. We must take action to prevent the destruction of the rainforests.

The water quality has improved. This has saved many lives. The improvement of the water quality has saved many lives.

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