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Verb to noun: Conversion of the infinitive

 
 
This kind of verb-to-noun conversion changes the infinitive of a verb to a neuter noun. The nouns belong to the inflection class s/-.

essen » Essen
vermögen » Vermögen
aussehen » Aussehen
vorhaben » Vorhaben
All derivation of this class

Note: All infinitives can be used as singular nouns, but they can only have plural forms if the meaning of the noun is (partially) different from the meaning of the verb. For example:

Essen in the sense of Mahlzeit,
Rennen in the sense of Wettlauf.



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