4. Prepositions following Verb - derived Abstract Noun
In the following examples of Abstract Nouns, one must carefully notice the use of prepositions and type of noun which follows it, based on the meaning, type and syntax of root verbs. One such example is the difference between amusement and enjoyment. The clown’s performance amused the children [object]. > the clown performed for the amusement of children [object].= the clown performed for amusing the children The children [subject] enjoyed the clown’s performance. > the clown performed for the enjoyment of the children [subject].= the clown performed for enjoying the children.
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