nyzoe (nyzoe) wrote in linguaphiles,
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stuff on nominalisation

Nominalisation + 'doing so':
- John's destruction of the documents this morning was preceded by Bill’s doing so.
- John's removal of the garbage in the morning and Sam’s doing so in the afternoon was
surprising.


Nominalisation + adverbial modification:
- His description of the accident unbiasedly did not help him.
- His transformation into a werewolf so rapidly was unnerving.


I'm reading a paper that claims that sentences like the above are completely fine. But to me (not a native speaker, though), they sound a bit dubious... what do you all think?
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