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

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“One of my friends” vs. “one of my friend”

Which of the following is correct? Yesterday, I met one of my friends. Yesterday, I met one of my friend.
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Place where beer is served

I'm looking for the specific word that refers to the place where beer is served, as the Table or Bar. These seem not specific enough. Brewery seems nice, but if i'm not mistaken it refers to the place ...
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Either [name of a person] or [second person] followed by a verb: should verb match second pronoun? [on hold]

In the sentence: Either Don or you is going to lead the class discussion on Tuesday I believe that it will be you are rather than you is for the verb must agree with the noun/pronoun closest to ...
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Usage of the noun 'news'

I would like to ask you a question concerning the noun 'news'. I am aware that as an uncountable noun, it is, thus, not possible to use the indefinite article preceding it. I am a bit unsure, ...
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Gerund usage: when can verbs be used as -ing nouns? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the correct usage of verbs as nouns ending in -ing (I understand that these are referred to as gerunds). Under what circumstance may a gerund be used in place of the verb ...
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On nouns as modifiers

I know that nouns behaving as modifiers should take the singular form. However, I sometimes have problems telling if certain exceptions are possible. In the example below: "I feel trapped in a cycle ...
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Why is the word information used only as singular? [on hold]

It is often confused that informations as plural noun is treated wrong.
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What do you call someone who either borrows money, or receives equity funding?

Someone who lends money, or otherwise purchases equity, is called an investor. The money he is spending are his investments. What do you call the person on the receiving end of this arrangement?
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What types of words/phrases are “this” “here” & “they”?

I'm currently doing an analytic essay on my drama coursework (fun.). I'd like to explain how the playwright never reveals the exact setting of the act, by using only phrases such as "this","here", and ...
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Capitalizing the names of different animal breeds?

I've already looked around for an answer to this question, but many answers contradict each other. What I'd like to know is whether or not different animal breeds are capitalized in professional ...
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Uncommon Term for an Excellent Orator?

I'm looking for an uncommon term for an excellent orator that doesn’t include adjectives such as “good” or “excellent,” or the noun “orator.” I've googled this request but haven't encountered anything ...
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What is the object noun of the verb to rape - Rapee? [closed]

What do you call someone who has been raped? Is it a rapee?
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“Enclosure” vs. “attachment”

If I understand it correctly, one usually uses the term enclosure when referring to extra documents to e.g. a letter. But what if these extra items are not other documents and papers? Say I have ...
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Translation of the Russian term “распорядок дня” [closed]

Russian has the term "Распорядок дня." It means a to-do list of things that you do every day or your "order of life" (routine). For example: Get up at 7:00 Work from 9:00 to 15:00 Go to sleep ...
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My father works in an office [closed]

In this sentence father is common noun or proper noun? Why? My father works in an office.
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Is “He has/owns many businesses” correct? [on hold]

Business is an uncountable noun,so shouldn't much be used in place of many? Is this correct or not "He has/owns many businesses"?
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Are “caw” or “squawk” countable nouns?

So both "caw" and "squawk" are "a harsh noise made by a bird". Are these two words countable or uncountable? For example, which of the following two is more correct? All night I heard the caw of ...
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Are these the correct nouns? “… responsibilities consisted of ensuring continuity of reception and in-house mail services.”

"... responsibilities consisted of ensuring continuity of reception and in-house mail services." Is it "continuity" or "continuation"? Is it "reception service" or "receptionist service"?
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Can “safer” be used as a noun?

The word "safer" can refer to several different meanings such as well-being, which would usually be placed as an adjective. It is similarly associated with being cautious, trustworthy, or reliable as ...
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“Male/female” is to “gender” as “man/woman” is to what?

What is the hypernym for man and woman? I don't think it is gender because that would've been male and female.
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Hot is to heat as cold is to

Can you please fill in the blank? Hot is to heat as cold is to.... In other words, what is the noun for "cold"?
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“My father's hands” vs. “the hands of my father”

My father's hands → modified by a possessive noun The hands of my father → modified by a preposition When is "my father's hands" preferable over "the hands of my father", and vice versa?
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Beer vs Beers : Units vs Purchasing

I have run into a conundrum. When I go to get some friends cans of beer I say: You guys want a beer? When I am referring to going to a bar and drinking some I say: Let's go get some beers! ...
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Hypernym for “clients”, “members” and “partners”

We're building a feature for a website and trying to think of a hypernym for clients, partners and members so that the feature remains generic enough for re-use later on other websites.
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Is there a better term than “technology”?

I already started quite a fruitful discussion about the term methodology over here, but today's topic is the term technology. Whenever words end in -logy, my brain links them to the field of ...
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Noun for someone with a childlike heart (positive)

What noun could be used to describe someone ingenuous, innocent, with a child like heart?
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“Hot cakes” or “flapjacks” in 1890s American South?

Which term is more likely to have been used by my main character, a young man from a wealthy Macon, Georgia family, in 1893?
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Why is the plural of “deer” the same as the singular?

Why is the plural version of deer identical to the singular version? If mouse became mice, then why did the singular deer not change to something else in the plural?
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What do you call an object inserted between two pieces (of bone)

Imagine someone has a broken bone and after removing any slivers there is a void between the two bone fragments. In order to assure that the bone grows back correctly, a piece is inserted between the ...
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Fictional vs. Fiction

I apologize in advance if my question has been asked before: there's this club I know called the "Fiction Film Club", and while I know it's used here to specify what kind of film and that sometimes ...
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Is the phrase “horizon road” grammatically correct? [closed]

Is the phrase "horizon road" grammatically correct, and if so, is it equal to "road to horizon"?
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Is there a single word noun describing contact details - email, phone, sms, etc

I am looking for a (preferably) single plural word that describes one ore more pieces of contact information of various types (email, phone, sms, etc.) that belong to an individual. The term ...
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Is it grammatically incorrect to split two separate items as adj1, or adj2, noun? For example: adj1, or adj2, n = adj1 n and adj2 n

I'm writing some content and a coworker stated that the following was incorrect: You have the option to use the red, or green, ball. or should I be saying: You have the option to use the red ball ...
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What is the difference between “poverty” and “poorness”?

What's the subtle difference? I'm not very good with grammar...
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Is there a single noun, preferably not a gerund, for the act of exceeding or surpassing?

Is there a single noun, preferably not a gerund, for the act of exceeding or surpassing? In editing test reports and similar technical material, I come across the notion of exceeding or surpassing a ...
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Hypernym for different time sections of a day [duplicate]

In a day, we have different names for different times of it. For example, morning, afternoon, night, evening, noon. I need a hypernym for them all. What word should I use?
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When referring to a noun, when does the gender matter?

In most languages, gender plays a much more important role than in English. Nevertheless, it is possible to refer to a noun using its gender. The ship was launched on 4 October 1853. Tayleur left ...
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Why is Lord Alfred Tennyson often written as Alfred Lord Tennyson?

Why is Lord Alfred Tennyson often written as Alfred Lord Tennyson? This occurs with and without a comma after Alfred: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Should Lord precede the entire ...
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Dedicated to producing vs dedicated to the production - use of gerund in place of noun

- A factory famous for the production of. . . - A factory famous for producing . . . - A farm dedicated to the cultivation of . . . - A farm dedicated to cultivating . . . - The firm focused on the ...
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Is headcanon a legitimate word?

I've seen this in use in multiple locations across the interwebs. For instance: My headcanon has always been that physical aging in a Time Lord is a direct product of stress. The definition from ...
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What do you call a provider who works on a offshore outsourced project?

I just started working online and I want to know the proper term (noun) for that kind of worker. I work for a foreign company from home. They pay me monthly as a full time employee and we have a long ...
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Is “soliciting” in the example sentence an adjective or a noun? [closed]

In the following sentence, I would like to understand if the word "soliciting" is a noun or an adjective. "Is my reluctance that soliciting?" Here, the word "soliciting" appears to be a kind of ...
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Is there a shorter synonym for “extra-curricular activities”?

I always find the expression "extra-curricular activities" very clumsy.
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Why “thanks” Can Never Be Singular as a Noun?

While looking at the part of speech of the noun "thanks" in an online dictionary I noticed that it was a plural noun and wondered if it could be used in singular form. Glancing at the origin it ...
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Should I capitalize the word 'Web' in this sentence?

A dedicated web server may be required, depending on XXX, YYY, ZZZ, and the total number of concurrent Web users
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What is the word for a group holding back one of its members trying to rise above the group?

I know that there is a word which specifically describes the following pattern: When a group will censor, cast bad votes, shout down, keep down or hold back one of its members trying to rise above ...
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Better names for single component and composite component

We are developing an equipment system which basically tracks every single component used in bigger structures for a certain industry. We are distinguishing between single components and composite ...
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Can you say “a lot of variety”?

I just want to know whether this sentence is correct: "method A introduces a lot of variety in the structure of X"
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A word to refer to both physical objects and conceptual ideas

If I am referring to a number of concrete objects I can use multiple terms such as bodies, objects, things, etc. If I am referring to a number of abstract concepts I can also use many terms such as ...
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Non-use of Determiners

I have reviewed several related posts here but am still quite confused with the use of determiners. Say, in this sentence - "They reviewed the forms again to ensure completeness and accuracy." What ...