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I was taught a success means a successful man and not achievement. Is that right?

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closed as general reference by FumbleFingers, Matt E. Эллен, MετάEd, StoneyB, Bill Franke Jan 17 '13 at 15:32

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A new site, English for Language Learners is about to enter beta. It will be a perfect place to ask this kind of questions. (EL&U is more oriented at academic study of the language, not at dictionary definitions and their explanations) – SF. Jan 17 '13 at 13:55
SF. ok thank you for that information! – user35828 Jan 17 '13 at 14:20

Success can be used as an uncountable noun.

He had much success in the project.

It can also be used as a countable noun to refer to a person or a thing.

He is a success as a project leader.

The project is a success.

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