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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Is “no similar event have previously occurred” correct?

In a paper, I met the following passage: In conclusion, there is little consensus on whether and when AGI will be created, and what will happen after its creation. Anything else would be highly ...
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Use of “following” as a noun

I couldn't find the exact source where I found this. I heard in a video where the speaker says We have international following... (I might have wrongly heard that) If that is possible to say ...
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Why can't I use 'the shadow' of something [duplicate]

I'm creating some application UI. Say when the user clicks a button, a shadow will be created for the given object in the page. And a message will appear saying: Do you want to keep the shadow? I'm ...
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The word “but” with no noun

Is this sentence legit? For example, Did you watch the movie but forgot the ending? or should I say Did you watch the movie but you forgot the ending?
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detail or detailing

In the following extract from Frankenstein, which of the two possibilities do you think makes more sense? and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I ...
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What does “triggered on a $30 million personal loan” mean?

Can somebody explain the phrase in bold for me, please? According to this source https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/margincall.asp “A margin call refers specifically to a broker's demand that an ...
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widow or widowed?

In the following sentence, should we use widow or widowed? Why? My father died when I was nine, and so my mother was a [widow / widowed] with four young children.
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Remain until, before, for, to with nouns

The common way to say that some time, events or whatever remains until the occurrence of something is (for instance): N days remain before Christmas N days remain until New Year N upgrades remain to ...
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If a legatee receives a legacy, what is the legacy giver called? Maybe legateer?

I'm looking for a word to describe a person who leaves a legacy. It would be nice to call someone or a group of people that word. Similar to how being a maverick is someone who's different from the ...
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Combination of plural nouns

This question bugs for for a long period of time already and finally, I found a place to ask to native speakers. Consider the following 2 situations: Situation 1: There are 10 firms. Each of the 10 ...
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Using “accounts” in reference to failed attempts

Is it idiomatic in English to use the noun "accounts" in reference to some failed attempts? For example, Henry is a very quiet and passive student that even looks sleepy while in my class. ...
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We are hoping for ‘mutual divorce’ or ‘a/the mutual divorce’. Is divorce here countable or uncountable?

How to recognise uncountable nouns.? When should we avoid using articles especially before the nouns that act as both countable and uncountable nouns?
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a sentence that does not show possession

What is the error in the following sentence? There is no evidence to show that information technology secrets are more vulnerable in India than in Britain or the U.S. I Think there is no error ...
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“a role of” vs “roles of”

I am working on a scientific paper and would like to ask a question regarding the use of "a role of" vs "roles of". "Dendritic cells play critical roles in expansion and antitumor efficacy of infused ...
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What’s the difference between We need someone to take ownership of the issue. and We need someone to take ‘the’ ownership of the issue?

What does having ‘the’ before ownership in the second sentence indicate? When to use ‘the’ if I want to use ‘the’ before ownership?
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it’s a pleasure meeting you or it’s pleasure meeting you.Why do we put the article’a’ when pleasure is an abstract and uncountable noun?

How to use uncountable nouns as countable nouns? Here pleasure is abstract noun and how to identify uncountable nouns as countable nouns according to situations?
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using of “GIVE” to turn a verb into a noun

Please attention to the below examples, firstly: 1-You can give me a hand, 2- Would you mind giving these plates a wipe? We can paraphrase the above sentence as: 1- You can hand me, 2- would ...
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What’s the difference between abide by law and abide by the law? What does the article the’ before the word law represent?

Is the phrase abide by law is correct? How to use articles after prepositions like by and in ?
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What does 'opening storyline' mean in this sentence?

Today I was studying my physics textbook and this sentence shows up "....filling the tank of your car in the opening storyline with gasoline." I can't seem to understand what it means. Google says ...
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A geometrical shape

I am looking for a specific name of a geometrical shape if there is any. It is a cylinder. The height is very short relative to it’s large radius. It’s very flat, but much thicker than a coin. Like a ...
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Why singlular + use instead of plural + use? (Eg. “drug use” instead of “drugs use”) [duplicate]

This question is probably asked over and over again, but I cannot come up with keywords that can clearly describe this question to a search engine. One of my friends has this fill-in-the-blank ...
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Should we use 'of' when describing quantities with 'score' and 'dozen'?

There are two score of books which are lying unused in the library. Why is two score of books used instead of two score books? What is the difference between them? Similarly can we use five dozen ...
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Two adjectives with different meaning for the same noun

Summer and Winter vacation are compulsory in our schools. Summer and Winter vacations are compulsory in our schools. which one is correct? As summer vacation and winter vacation are different, ...
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“I need to dig deeper in hard disk” VS “I need to dig deeper in the hard disk”?

I need to dig deeper in hard disk or I need to dig deeper in the hard disk. Which one is right? Is hard disk uncountable? Is hard disk uncountable noun in the first sentence if the ...
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Which one is correct: FAQ page OR the page FAQ [duplicate]

In situations that you want to talk/write about a noun that is the name of a specific instance (like FAQ) of a common noun (like page) which one is correct: common noun + specific noun like the page ...
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Should I say “my dog and my cat have very different personality” or “my dog and my cat have very differnet animality”?

I think "animality" sounds right as dogs and cats are animals, not person. However, I heard some native speaker use "personality" here. Which one is correct?
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Two score books and two score of books

What is the difference in meaning between: Two score of books. Two score books.
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What’s the difference between due to lockdown and due to a lockdown? Can I use article before the word lock down?

People are working from home due to lockdown or people are working from home due to a lockdown? Which one is true? And why the other one is not true incase one of the usages is not correct?
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Vacation and vacations

1)Summer and Winter vacation are compulsory in our schools. 2)Summer and Winter vacations are compulsory in our schools. Which is correct? If both are correct, what is the difference in meaning ...
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Usage of personification of nouns

1)I will give to my wife a ring of gold. 2)I will give to my wife a gold ring. Which is correct? If both are correct, what is the difference in meaning between them?
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personification of nouns

Set1: 1)I have completed work of somebody. 2)I have completed somebody's work. and set2: 1)Suresh is one of the brothers of sobhan. 2)Suresh is one of sohan's brothers. In my ...
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Man or a/the man?

What I know is that singular common noun 'man' denotes the human being in general sense. In that sense, no article is needed before it, nor should we use the plural form 'men' : "MAN IS MORTAL". (NOT, ...
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Dozen, hundred, thousand vs dozens, hundreds, thousands

I have read that dozen, hundred, thousand etc. have no -s and of when they are used after a numerical, a few or several : Three dozen eggs. A few hundred times, Several thousand years. But with some ...
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Which sentences are ok to use?

Which of the following makes sense to use : 1- I feel fatigue. 2- I feel fatigued. 3- I perceive fatigue in your voice. 4- I sense fatigue in your voice.
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What does hallucinatee signify grammatically?

I was watching an Episode of the medical drama "House MD". When there was this conversation: House: I never called Wilson by his name. Jack: Oh, yeah, right. The hallucinator is going to tell the ...
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Can the verb “Transmit” be used with the noun “time”?

I want to provide a description of a notation X as "X = Transmit time of the disaster signal." It means the time at which the disaster signal was transmitted. Question: Is it correct to use the verb ...
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What is the difference between all night and all the night? Can I use ‘the’ if I am referring the night specifically as last night

people say night is singular and the night is seen as plural and night is usually singular so it should be all night not all the night. What if I want to talk about last night or the listener ...
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Error spotting: The ten captains (A)/ had each an (B)/ achievement of (C)/ his own. (D)/ No Error (E)

Given answer in book is (E) "No Error". But there is a rule in textbook that we can't use article before the noun which comes after "Each / Every / Each and Every / Either / Neither". Can anybody help ...
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He was detected with brain tumour or he was detected with a brain tumour. Please correct the sentence

He was detected with brain tumour or he was detected with a brain tumour. Please correct the sentence. How to use the article and what’s the difference between two sentences? Thank you
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How to use the word abuse as a countable noun?

Holding animals in captivity is considered abuse. or Holding animals in captivity is considered an abuse. I am confused about having an article or no article before the word abuse. I am ...
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Concrete Noun or Abstract Noun

I recently had to identify what type of noun "happiness" is in the following sentence: You could feel happiness and joy in the air The listed options were: Possessive Collective Concrete "concrete"...
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“Tennis and basketball are played on a court.” OR “Tennis and basketball are played on courts.”

Tennis and basketball are played on a court. Tennis and basketball are played on courts. I have seen sentences similar to both of them in texts. But I am not sure that are they grammatically correct. ...
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When is it okay to write “childrens” or “childrens' ” – language hack

Let's make a scenario in which there are two distinctively different entities which are both referenced as "child". The first entity is a group of nodes that are named "children" from the parent ...
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Livelihood vs livelihoods usage

I am really confused about the usage of livelihood and livelihoods in below sentences: "The falling orders for new ships mean that many shipyard workers are likely to lose their livelihood." "Many ...
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Can “spill” be a noun?

I have a doubt in this question: Which is the odd one? A) spill B) soap C) hand sanitizer D) mouthwash I guess it's all related to hygiene so is it "spill" because it's a verb, but I ...
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The name for a sentence that uses a word that can be a noun or a verb both ways: “We swing on the swing”

We swing on the swing. Glue( to use glue) with Glue. Juice (to squeeze to make juice) to make juice. What is the name for these kind of sentences that the noun and verb are the same?
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“After launch”, “after the launch” or “after launching” in context?

Tell me please which sentence sounds the most natural and correct. The phone performed well on trial, but after launch a few bugs were found. The phone performed well on trial, but after the ...

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