Nouns are words that refer to an entity, quality, state, action, or concept.

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What type of noun or word is used used for a juvenile animal?

For example 'collective noun'. 'Flock' of geese. Is there a term for words like kitten, cub, spiderling or lamb. Something like ' juvenile noun'.
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What is the purpose of grammatical gender in languages? [on hold]

As an English speaker who has tried to learn German, I was introduced to the idea that nouns can have an implicit gender associated with them. However, I never understood why a language would have ...
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The judge decided to allow broadcast of the trial

The title is a usage example from Merriam-Webster Learners Dictionary... broadcast [noun, noncount] the act of sending out radio or television signals : the act of broadcasting something My ...
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article usage with singular nouns

Do I have to use a/an articles before singular nouns, always or can I eliminate them? Is this true? I saw dog yesterday.
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Does “we” count as a subject in the subject and verb agreement? [migrated]

As in this sentence - We share in the anger and frustration of our supporters and would like to assure them that we are working to conclude the matter in the best interests of Sunderland AFC. ...
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Do we ever pronounce “sale” as “sell”?

I'm not a native speaker and I have always heard that "sale" is pronounced "sail/say+l", and "sell" is pronounced "cell". But my teacher who is a lawyer always pronounces "sale" as "sell". He is not a ...
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a sentence in the Guardian.

I find this guy in the Guardian: Mourinho’s charm offensive started at his unveiling when he talked up aggressive football and dismissed the negative tactics that so bedevilled his predecessor’s ...
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Correct title “Discovery, Localization, and Recovery from Faults”

I have a title for my Article. It is "Discovery, Localization, and Recovery from faults" I would like to know whether it is grammatically correct or not. The article discusses about some faults or ...
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Adjectival Usage of Racist

I have noticed a trend going back at least a decade of using the word racist (and for that matter sexist) as an adjective. This doesn't appear to fit the pattern of -ism words, which become -ist when ...
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Korea Government vs Korean Government? [on hold]

Simply Question, As a foreigner, I am really confused when to use Adjective or Noun before Noun. Which one is correct? I have seen the both of them many times. Korea Government vs Korean ...
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Can I use “sleep-in” as a noun like “lie-in”?

I have some questions about "sleep in". Do you use the expression "to have a lie-in" in the US, Canada and other English-speaking countries? Can I use "sleep-in" as a noun like "lie-in"? "Have a ...
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What do you call the various forms of a verb?

Could you help me fill in the question marks below? They represent the names that the various forms of the verb "replace" are called. Are there any variations that I am missing? Thanks! Replace --> ...
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Word for someone who is extremely good at one thing vs someone who is modestly skilled at many different things

Is there a word for someone who is a master of one particular weapon or martial art vs. someone who is skilled with many different weapons or martial art styles? (Maybe this can apply to skillsets in ...
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What is the general name for these articles which feature lists?

Well, recently the internet has been taken by storm by articles such as: "20 Ways To Subtly...", "5 Things to Watch...", "15 things only a Pakistani..." etc,. So, what do you call such features?
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What is the term for a noun formed out of two? [closed]

For example, log cabin. What are these called and where can I find a list? Two nouns my program take as nouns in series. So I need list of noun phrases to implement exceptions.
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Question about plural nouns [duplicate]

I am a PHP programmer, but it does not matter right now. I have a big dilemma. I have the data set which consists of pieces of information about statuses of different sites. Which variable name is ...
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Words suffixed by -tion

Words that are suffixed by -tion -or for that matter -soin or -cion - are commonly used in speech and the written word, but what is the grammatical word for those ending in these suffixes and from ...
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What types of words can be appended to a keyword to produce a legible phrase? [closed]

I'm creating a random business name generator. For example if I provide the word: cars, the generator will create a handful of random words such as: robot cars cars united penny cars cars delight ...
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What does “the Park” mean in spy novels? [on hold]

What does"the Park" mean in spy novels? I can read it as "head quarter", but not sure. And in that case, how does that word come from?
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Different strengths of words that have the same meaning?

I'm not sure how to ask what I want to ask, but I'll try. Is there a thing like the following and how is it called, maybe some kind of a rule or an explanation ? Let's say I have two nouns : idiot ...
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If X is resistant to Y then Y is what against X?

In pokémon there are 18 elemental types which have various strengths and weaknesses. For example, consider the following three statements. Steel is immune to poison. Steel is resistant to ice . ...
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National is to Nation as <what> is to State?

State-wide is the best I can come up with, but I think National has more significance that simply nation-wide, e.g. a National Treasure. Planning restrictions were eased for the new building as it ...
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Is it really OK to use “spend” as a noun?

Lately I keeping encountering "spend" used as a noun. For example, in the brochure for a piece of software: "See your employee spend", meaning the amount of money your employees are spending on ...
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What is a noun for a bad/negative role model?

Example of bad/negative role model: someone whose action (and its consequence) one should learn to avoid instead of emulating such as a gambler or robber.
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What is the rule that describes the usage of “or” between multiple adjectives describing the same noun?

What is the rule that describes the use of "or" in these sentences? "Do you want strawberry or grape jelly?" "Can I drive the red, blue, or green car?"
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Why indefinite article with “imagination”? [duplicate]

Imagination can't be counted. But I have seen some people using the indefinite article in front of imagination. For example, "Everyone has an imagination." What makes that correct, grammatically?
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How exactly do you call a scruffy designer’s 3 day stubble with a 5 o’ clock shadow (beard)?

There’s a type of beard that men grow in a few days after being clean-shaven:    Is there a specific word for it, ideally established throughout the English-speaking world? In German, for ...
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dogs, not cats -> why 'not'? [migrated]

When I want to clarify something and I say for example "Dogs, not cats.", I automatically want to write/say 'not' even though 'cats' is a noun, and for nouns one uses 'no'. But I'm quite sure this isn'...
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How to memorise new words? [closed]

I usually spend a lot of time learning new words. It is very difficult to keep them in my brain. I prefer watching cartoons and CNN news (sometimes with subtitles). But, anyway, my listening and ...
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What do you call someone with no ambition? [closed]

I'm looking for a noun to use in a description of someone who genuinely works hard and does well, but with no direction. He has no goals, and is aimless. He just doesn't know what he wants to work ...
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What do you call a brand name that is used as a verb [duplicate]

What do you call a word used as a verb like: To hoover instead of to vacuum. A kleenex instead of a facial tissue or paper handkerchief. etc. Brand verbification? Is there a single word to describe ...
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'Citizen' is to 'citizenry' as 'subject' is to …?

What is the word for subjects (of a monarch or ruler) when regarded as a single entity? E.g. "The role of the citizenry in civic life" E.g. "The howl of the _____ under oppression" Edit To my ...
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Noun to refer what I understand [closed]

Somebody mailed me something, and now I want to confirm if I understand him correctly or not. Hence, which of the following sentences is correct? "To make your recent answer clear for myself, could ...
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Broad / Depth or Breadth / Depth? [closed]

I recently saw this image: https://www.google.pl/search?tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAQSHQkY_1wo-9gUZnBoSCxCwjKcIGgAMCxCOrv4IGgAM (in context of personal skills, T-shaped set of copetencies, if that is of ...
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“element identification techniques” or “techniques of element identification” [duplicate]

I don't know how this phenomenon is called. Simply put, I can either put the noun to the end and place it's properties before, or I can use "of". What is the difference, is some form more formal and ...
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What do you call the sudden burst of loudness that may occur when switching from one audio source to another?

Typical occurrences Imagine you’re watching a video on YouTube but you can barely hear the speaker, so you crank up the volume. After the video you switch to your music player application to liste to ...
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“Shipping cost” or “shipping price”?

While building an ecommerce website, I'm writing the labels for the checkout process. I'd like to use the words “price” and “cost” correctly (I understand that a product on the shelf has a price, but ...
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What do you call a person who counts the favor he has done for you?

Sometimes he/she rubs it in your face. What do you call the instance of this action? What do you call this action?
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What do you call a sibling who keeps calling 'mom?'

That younger sibling who shouts 'mom' when you tease them. You hit or about to him/her and he/she yells 'mom' or 'dad.'
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What is a hypernym for the ascending and descending legs of a flight?

If an airline flight is everything that happens in between your starting and ending gates. What is the generic term for each time the plane ascends or descends during an air route? In layman terms, ...
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Omitting the possessive case correctly [duplicate]

I forgot how exactly the rule in English is called where you can omit the usual possessive case 's and s' if we're speaking about a row of nouns and instead just put them in front of each other (with ...
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Why does “face” turn to “faced” when used as a compound adjective? [closed]

I ask this question out of curiosity more than anything. We use the word "face" as a noun, but when it is used in a compound adjective, it turns into "faced": The features of his face hardened. ...
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Is “verifyee” a word?

How could I correctly label the following diagram?
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Multiple nouns and genitive - how to tell whether it applies to all or just the last one?

Having the following definition, as a non-native speaker I find it difficult to tell its correct meaning. A planned and systematic means for assuring management that the defined standards, ...
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Neutral word for something or someone that blocks/overrides/negates/vetos something else?

I am working on a system with numerous filters for data. If some filters are applied they will automatically void other filters. E.g. if the user is searching a unique ID the date range filter will ...
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Can the word “publications” represent books, papers, journals, magazines, etc.?

The top-voted answer to Is there a noun representing books, papers, magazines, and all the other things one might read? is "documents" and "literature". I want to know how the word "publications" ...
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How to call students enrolled one year before/after me?

Suppose student A is enrolled in a university in 2015. I wonder if there are any ways for him to call students enrolled in 2014 or 2016. Specifically, I want to complete the following sentences. ...
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What is the classifying noun for a person who is both a project term member and a consumer of the final product?

In a scenario where, two people, say a capenter and a plumber, are both working on a shopping mall construction project. The carpenter, lives in a foreign land, will return home when her direct ...
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Generosity has generous. What is the equivalent for animosity?

A so-called friend of mine once thanked me for my animosity. Animosity is a noun in this usage. What is the adjective associated with animosity? I guess there isn't one. But what is the closest word ...