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Yes, です can be nominalised in the form である by attaching こと. However, as pointed out by previous answers and comments here, this is not the case with the です you present in your example sentences which is marking the sentence as polite. You can say であること to nominalise a clause in certain grammar patterns such as Aことが分かる, where A is a noun or a na-adjective ...


Just some observations. Everything is omittable in Japanese, like in many languages; which adds some spice. Any sentence heavily relies on context, so in informal speech people can spell just a meaningful half of the sentence. Still It does not mean the sentence is correct. For me, personally, the difficulty is finding out where can you omitt だ or である in ...

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