Questions tagged [nouns]

A noun is a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify people, places, or things, or to name a particular one of those.

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Do we say “triangular hole” or “triangle hole”; “circle hole” or “round hole”?

triangle noun BrE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ ; NAmE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ a flat shape with three straight sides and three angles; a thing in the shape of a triangle (British English) a right-angled triangle (...
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Are colors noun or adjective?

Are the colors noun or adjective ? I mean when I say sentence below , Should I use a noun after “red” ? 1)I need red of this shirt . 2)I need red one of this shirt.
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“Take a look at our Uniform, Workwear and PPE solutions.” or “Take a look at our Uniform, Workwear and PPE solutions.”

the following statement is going onto a mail to customers and we are having a debate on if it should be uniform or Uniforms? Take a look at our new website today to learn a little more about our ...
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“What fruit do you like” or “what fruits do you like”?

Let's say I want to know the name of fruits a person likes. Do I have to say fruit or fruits? For example: What fruit do you like? What fruits do you like?
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Does an adjective correlate with the second noun after the conjunction 'or' in phrases like this: “a/an + Adjective + Noun + OR + a/an + Noun”?

The sentence is: We could watch an interesting series or an anime. Does it mean that both the series or the anime we're going to watch are interesting or should I say: We could watch an ...
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Is there a word for someone who performs instrumentation?

Specifically where instrumentation means "the use or application of instruments (as for observation, measurement, or control)". Is there a word to describe someone who performs instrumentation? I ...
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Which propositions should follow the noun “cost” in different context?

Recently I find myself struggling with choosing the appropriate proposition in a certain context. One of my worst nightmares is the propositions followed by "cost" and how they differ in meanings. The ...
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Counselor for children at youth summer camp

I am looking for a fine translation on a recent activity of mine. I worked in a youth summer camp with children aged 7-15. Deepl.com suggests that I was a "counselor" for children. This does not ...
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happen on Fridays

a. Good things happen on Fridays. b. Good things do happen on Fridays. Do the above sentences mean Good things only happen on Fridays. Only good things happen on Fridays. or Some good things ...
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Nouns expressing number and weight

I read in a grammer book that nouns expressing number and weight (when preceded by numerals ) are not pluralized, as: five dozen apples, five head of cattle, four yoke of oxen, etc. My question is ...
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Gradable and ungradable meaning in noun

I've came across with this grammar in Cambridge Dictionary in section No or Not a/an? Google search gives only adjective instead of gradable and ungradable noun It’s no secret that we are ...
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Is 'school' a collective noun, proper noun, or common noun?

In case when we refereed school as an Collective Noun then what about class ( group of students) In case when it is used as an Proper Noun but only when both the speakers know about which school we ...
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Simple chair anatomy? Do most people call it “the chair face”?

This question is about "Simple chair anatomy?" Most people know what are "the legs or the back of the chair" I found this picture on the internet Look at the picture on the right. They call it "...
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When we use 's ' with a verb and what is subject and verb match?

hello guys i want to know that when we use 's' with a verb and when not and what is subject and verb match condition is the subject is singular then we use singular verb and if the verb is plural then ...
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A noun between an article and an auxiliary, and a verb between an auxiliary and a noun

Suppose I have the following two cases somewhere in an English text: ... the (article) + WORD (?) + can (auxiliary) ... ... can (auxiliary) + WORD (?) + cats (noun) ... Is there any possibility that ...
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how to say a “water area” in English?

Swimming is an inexpensive sport as you don’t have to buy any tools and it'd be even cheaper than any other kind of sport if you lived nearby waters \ water area. I am not sure what is the right ...
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“large” used as a noun?

In "I'll have a large please," "a large" means "a large cup of something." Is it correct to say "I'll have two larges please"? I'd appreciate your help.
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The differences between the word “Manufacturing” and “Manufacture”

I'm translating a document and I came across to the word "manufacture and manufacturing" and i was wondering when i should use this word in a sentence. For example: The lamination processes are ...
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Usage of plural “maximums” in “I tried to go for six maximums”

After his Man of the Match performance, Rohit appeared on the Chahal TV, hosted by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, and revealed the mantra for hitting sixes. “When I hit three consecutive sixes, I ...
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an office for dealing with incoming (and possibly outgoing) mail

Is there a word for an office that deals with incoming (and possibly outgoing) mail in a company or other organization? I'd appreciate your help.
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aspect of vs aspect to difference

I don't understand why aspect noun takes "to" preposition later on. I would trust the professional's advice in that aspect of economics. There are many fascinating aspects to the complex procedure. ...
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“Pulp-filled pods almost the size of rugby balls”: Two noun phrases connected without a preposition

In this sentence "These tiny flowers transform into pulp-filled pods almost the size of rugby balls." there are 2 noun phrases pulp-filled pods and almost the size of rugby balls connected without ...
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Transport as a noun in American English

“Sam took a transport to mother’s house”. For a matter of style I want to use the word transport or transportation as a synonym of vehicle, but for American readers. I read that in AE transport is ...
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Which word should I use, “master” or “Master”

When I am writing a personal statement, I am confused by the word "master". I don't know weather I can use the lower case because that's showed in the dictionary. But my friend from the UK told me ...
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Past tense of “screenshot”

Present tense I should screenshot this. He is taking a screenshot. Past tense? I screenshotted that. He took a screenshot. I don't know if the above past tenses are correct. is ...
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More English nouns like “jeans”, “glasses”, “statistics”, and “shorts”, having no singular equivalent [duplicate]

Besides "jeans", "glasses", "statistics", and "shorts", what are some other plural nouns in English that end on "-s" and don't become their corresponding singular-noun counterparts by merely dropping "...
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Non-countable nouns in English that end on “-s”

The word "news" appears to be plural - Oxford Dictionary says its origin is "Late Middle English plural of new, translating Old French noveles or medieval Latin nova ‘new things’." Yet in modern ...
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Can a tube with a bottom (a closed end) can be expressed as a “ bottomed tube”?

I am searching for a simple word for describing a tube having one closed end and one open end, such as a test tube. After googled, I found the expression "bottomed tube", but it seems this is usually ...
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Why are tomorrow, yesterday, today nouns not pronouns?

For example: Yesterday was great. When we say yesterday, we refer the day before today. Why can’t it be pronoun instead of noun? According to Longman dictionary tomorrow, yesterday, today can ...
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One that converses is a “conversOR” or “conversER”? [closed]

If I want to nounify the verb to converse, meaning one that involves in the act of conversation, I naturally tend to say speaker or talker. What if I actually want to keep the stem of the verb? Would ...
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Is it correct my use of “Of which” in this sentence

I'm using it in a sentence like this one: "there were "X" reports of which "N" were founded" where I'm talking about Investigated reports of complaints or denunciations.
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Questions on compund nouns in the form of 'A of B'

In this forest, we have ten different types of trees. Each type of trees needs a specific type of fertilizers. The choice of fertilizers is depending on the type of trees. Hi, I don't know when to ...
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Either content or contents 161

In the following sentence I read the letter and made him aware of its content/contents Which one should be used? Either content or contents. To me content seems a proper choice. But in my book ...
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How do we use invariable plurals?

I'm trying to get my head round how we use so called invariable plurals. I have been through about a million different sites now, and come up with the following: (i) There are three main groups of ...
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A noun describing 'planned, intentional' betrayal, not limited to context of war

Some weeks ago I found an English noun that is describing a kind of betrayal — namely, when Person 1 wants to betray Person 2, but Person 1 already knows he is going to betray Person 2 (he is going to ...
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For “The Nicest Reasons” or “of Reasons”

What is the difference between the two sentences below: They did it for the nicest reasons They did it for the nicest of reasons from the meaning perspective? Note: I see that someone ...
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What is a single noun describing a “rate limit”? [closed]

I am looking for a suitable term for API rate limit. API Rate limit is a time gap between consecutive API calls. Currently using apiRateLimit="1000 miliseconds"; Looking for something like apiBar....
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“Latters” or “the latter” or “latter” when referring to plural?

Which of the following are correct ways to refer to the last noun in plural and why: As these pieces of code mutate their objects, the latter are not safe to pass around. Or As these pieces of ...
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Referring to Speech

What is the difference between figure of speech and a metaphor? Is there not another side to this or is this the same term for both? For instance: Noun: metaphor |'me-tu,for| A figure of ...
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Use of plural when referring to a singular

Following is the sentence given in my exercise book(no other context can be provided). One could see her lying on the flowerbeds At a time a person can lie only on one flowerbed then why have they ...
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“You and I” or “you and me”

"You and I" is supposed to be used in the subject of the sentence. If the sentence starts with "It's you and I", does that mean it's supposed to be "you and me" because "It" is the subject and "you ...
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A term for an island reclaimed from sea by adding sand

What's the correct English term (adjective or a noun) for an island or a small peninsula that have been reclaimed from the sea by merely adding a lot of sand (gravel, dirt, stones, etc.) to the sea? I ...
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When can I omit nouns and when can't I?

He won fifth place in the lottery. It is his 10th already this year. --> It is his 10th win already this year. Reasons (of hair loss) can range from the simple&temporary - a vitamin ...
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Noun or Adjective plus Noun?

Are walking stick, dining table, dining hall, hummingbird, banyan tree, blackboard, etc. considered to be nouns or adjective plus nouns? In other words: What is the head noun in the noun phrase, The ...
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When is modifier noun in plural?

Why isn't "store" in the plural in the sentence below? More than 7,400 store closures have been announced this year The sentence is from Financial Times.
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What is the word for students under the same advisor

I'd like to know what is the word to describe students under the same advisor in graduate program, e.g. PhD. Students in the same department and/or in the same school year are called classmate.
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That car is the color of a ripe cherry. (How can a car be a color?)

Good day! That car is the color of a ripe cherry. "Color" is a noun that is in the same case as "car", i.e. in the subjective case. But how can it be possible? A car is a vehicle, a construction, ...
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Is Headache used as verb in “it does my headache”?

In Australia I hear this phrase all the time, like. You are doing my headache. It does my headache. You do my headache, mate. He does my headache. My previous knowledge of the word tells ...
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Singular vs plural as descriptor

1) we are friend since we were a child 2) We are friends since we were a child 3) We are friends since we were children First of all, I am sorry if these sentences are awkward since I wrote ...
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What should be used after plural nouns. makes or make?

Which one of the following is correct? 1) The things makes it look beautiful. 2) The things make it look beautiful.