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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Can “spill” be a noun

Hello again and sorry to bother you again today. 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 ...
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Same Noun and Verbs

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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Proper nouns and common nouns grouped together?

This sentence was taken from a BBC article: "England knocked out by late Romania flurry." Is this association of words grammatical? Also, are there any more cases in which proper nouns combine ...
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Is it fine to use “who” for non-human “parent”?

I come across this question: In “h2, h3 a {}”, who is a's parent element? So as "parent" here is not a human, is it fine to use "who" in here?
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Worshipping or worshipper?

What’s the difference between the sentences given below? He is a God-worshipping. He is a God worshipper. To my knowledge the first one (God-worshipping) is a compound adjective, but I can’t ...
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What is the difference between an hour’s commute to work and a two hour drive to work?

Why can’t I use an hour commute to work or two hours drive to work.If the word drive in the phrase a two hour drive is a countable noun how is it counted? Please explain
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something is of adj+noun

I cannot realize the structure and the meaning of this sentence that says: something is of something else". For example, it's of great use, or something is of great value. It would be great if one ...
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“the Eiffel Tower” or “Eiffel Tower”

I read Unit 78 of "English Grammar in Use, Raymond Murphy, 4th ED" last night. In "A" section of the unit it's stated: "Names of important public buildings and institutions (for example, airports, ...
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Adverb or Noun?

I was taught that if there is only a single word after a preposition, it must be a Noun. For example, Our blessings come from above. If I was taught right, the word above after the preposition ...
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what differences between verbal noun and gerund?

some verbs can be used as nouns,so what differences between verbal noun and gerund? for example: 1.Winning is not everything. (does "win" work?) 2.Please return it after use.(does "using" work?) 3....
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“on-board” camera vs “in-car” camera

I am searching for general terms of cameras mounted on/in cars. I found two terms "on-board" camera and "in-car" camera. Which can be used to describe cameras mounted to either the inside or the ...
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When can't we use the article “the”?

There is an exercise about articles. We must put the necessary article in the underlined places, if necessary, and “x” if it is not. There we went shopping at the (Correct is: x) Harrods, visited the ...
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Can “neighborhood” and “vicinity” be used without “in”?

I know "neighborhood" and "vicinity" are commonly used in the form of "in the ... of". Do the sentences below I created make sense? Data A corresponds to the neighborhood/vicinity of Location A. ...
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Questions about noun compounds

What exactly are "noun compounds"? Is it possible to use any words to construct a noun compound? How we can distinguish between a noun compound and an adjective compound?
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plural or singular when using noun as adj

emissions data / services industry I was told when using nouns as adjectives in compound nouns, the nouns should be in their singular form. But I've found many exceptions as listed above. Can you ...
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Is there any difference between the noun “move” and “movement” in the sense of moving in a physical sense?

Is there any difference between the noun move and movement in the sense of moving in a physical sense? For example: Today we are going to learn the vocabulary to do with body movements/moves.
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adding “ness” always make an adjective to a noun

Is it always possible to add ness at the end of adjective to make them noun?
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Trying to undertand if a noun an be an adverb given the struture of a sentence

I'm trying to teach my 7 year old daughter English and am clearly failing given I'm asking a question here. The following sentence has me a little baffled in regards to the noun, verb and adverb. ...
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Need help with a list of quantifiers please

I'm trying to figure out if this list of quantifiers is countable, uncountable or both. I have marked them as either: C (COUNTABLE), UC (UNCOUNTABLE) or B (BOTH). I use the following simple (...
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is 'Have a Questions?' a correct English

I know this sounds silly but I purchased a template for my website and on the footer and contact page it has the <h2 class="">Have a Questions?</h2> text. Is the English correct or should ...
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What is the difference between “interest” and “of interest”, or between “abstract nouns” and “of + abstract nouns”

I saw a sentence in Cambridge IELTS 14 said, "Of particular interest were those built to the designs of John Shaw Billings." I have some questions about it: What is the difference between "...
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What of few/a few/little/a little can be a noun?

I try to get known what of few/a few/little/a little we can use as noun. I would be grateful if you leave examples.
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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? [closed]

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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