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Are juice and coffee considered 'consumer goods'?

I am writing a report in which I have to forecast sales of juice and coffee. I want the title to be something along the lines 'Forecasting sales of consumer goods...', however, I do not think it ...
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Open and closed final syllables in multisyllabic words

Can a 2-syllable word have two open syllables? Essentially, can the final syllable of a 2+ syllable word be open? I know that an open syllable is one where it ends with a long vowel sound and does ...
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What is the name of the property of “words with only unique characters”?

I am looking for the name of the property of words spelled with at most 1 of each characters. Words like palindrome make me hope there is a single word for this but I would be satisfied with multiple ...
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Is there a special name for that kind of product category?

I'm making a webshop and I can't find a good name for a special category. Is there any name for a category that holds products which will be no longer sold after the stock has been run out? In ...
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Is there a word for words/sentences that can mean opposite things?

I was thinking about the sentence: "I took a class today". As a tutor and a student myself, when I have used this sentence I have to clarify whether I mean "I taught a class today" or "I was a ...
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If I were to place Dine-in, Takeaway, and Delivery into a category, what would be an appropriate title for the category?

So I have an application which displays a list of restaurants to a user. This list of restaurants can be filtered by cuisine, features etc. I want this list to be able to filtered by dine-in, takeaway,...
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Category for travel and house related concerns

Can anyone think of a good category which would encompass travel, housing and everything involved with that. I guess like logistics for these concerns, but encapsulated in one word. Thanks!
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What is an egg?

This feels like it should have a simple answer, but my googling has turned up nothing. I am classifying ingredients by their type. Consider the following: Flour is a powder (eg: 20g flour) Milk is ...
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Term for machinery of polish sanding grinding

Is there any English term which refer to general category of machines which perform polish, sanding, grinding and finishing of mechanical(especially metals)?
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categories of verb inflections

Hi I'm working on a software project for work that inflects english words into their various derived forms. e.g. work (verb) -> works, working, worked. My main problem at the moment is that I need to ...
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How are words that describe a certain sound called? [duplicate]

They're different in different languages, but I'm looking for the name of the category of those words. For example, a sound of dog's barking: "woof-woof". But in Russian it's "ghav-ghav"; A sound of ...
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Keeping Up with the Joneses, Vocative Edition

TLDR: This question is about vocatives. Is there a rule to explain how to know whether you can drop a person’s name when addessing someone just by their title alone, or whether that form is ...
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Is there one word that describes the attribute of being either disposable or reusable?

For example: Red and blue are to color as disposable and reusable are to __________
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Is there a category name for verbs beginning with 'be-'? Is 'be-' a general prefix for words?

I wonder about words like: Beseech Befallen Beholder (?) Bewitch Befool Befriend Befog and so on... Those words have always caught my attention, and I find them somewhat more sophisticated. My ...
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Category of “In cahoots.”

If I say "They were in cahoots", 'cahoots' makes most sense as a noun. There are different kinds of nouns. I'm sure different linguistic systems divide them up differently. For instance, there are ...
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Better adjectives to encapsulate this particular usage of “useful” and the opposite

I'm trying to find words to best differentiate attentions such as jobs, free time usage, and goals into two categories. There are tasks that serve some level of reasonable necessity and most often ...
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How is unjustifiable (falsely attributed) usage of *we* or *us* called? [closed]

I wonder what the name of phenomenon when a speaker uses we or us to falsely (and, really, deceptively) attach oneself to a group (like when a politician says "hard times await us" in his public ...
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Category for homesteading, prepping, survival, off-grid, outdoorsmanship

For a website, wiki or blog forum, and as a category for organizing books— Is there a category or meta-category that includes homesteading, prepping, survival skills, outdoorsmanship, and off-grid ...
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Categorize English words based on difficulty to learn by foreigner [closed]

I have a list of 8000 English words used in my application to training vocabularies for new learners. I need to categorize these words into three categories (easy,medium,hard). Are there any known ...
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What category of adjectives is this? i.e. adjectives entirely unlike their nouns

Consider the noun "Jupiter", either the Roman god or the giant gaseous planet in our Solar System. The adjective is "jovian", entirely unrelated. Is this a distinct class of adjectives? I suspect ...
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Category for student and education

The term student tends to creep into the category job but being in education is not a job as you aren't paid for it. banker police officer nurse are all positions in work under the category jobs ...
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Which part of speech do these words belong to? [closed]

This probably isn't a complete list of these types of words, but I am wanting to know what category these words go into: quality attribute property
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What mistake is made when words are incorrectly split into two different words, changing the meaning?

Is there a terminology for when correct English words that are made up of other English words are incorrectly split to use the shorter words out of context? Examples of the error I am trying to ...
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Categorized dictionary of the English language [closed]

What dictionaries are there available which offer some kind of classification of words into different categories? I am looking for a free alternative to WordStat. I would like to use the ...
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Plurality of phrases describing categories of objects

When talking about a specific category of objects, does it make more sense to attach plurality to the label of the category, as in: Dogs are in the kingdom of animals, which also include cats. or ...
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Terms for “natural gender” and “grammatical gender”

This post is partly inspired by previous posts, such as this one, on non-existence of grammatical gender in English. My question is mainly about what "natural gender" and "grammatical gender" are to ...
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Is 'there' an adverb or a preposition? (Or something else entirely!?)

Most dictionaries seem to describe 'there' as an adverb. Oxford online dictionary definition Is this true? "Last year we went to Paris. We stayed there for three nights." In sentences like this '...
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What lexical relationship lies between the days of the week?

I'm confused, What is the lexical relationship between "Monday" and "Tuesday"? I mean is the relationship hyponymy, prototypes, polysemy, homophones, metonymy etc?
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Can a singular noun be used to represent a category of things in a sentence subject?

Specifically, in following sentences, which ones are correct? Elephants are huge. The elephant is huge. An elephant is huge. Elephant is huge. I think 1 and 2 above are correct, but how about 3 ...
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Surely *some* wordsmiths must love America[ns]?

People who like/admire English or French (the languages and/or the people and their culture) are easily identified as Anglophiles or Francophiles. I'm not sure there are so many Germanophiles, but ...
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Word that categorizes this set of words: {forewords, preface, prologue, chapter, author's note, etc}

I am looking for a singular word that categorizes this set of words: {forewords, preface, prologue, chapter, author's note, etc} The best I can come up with right now is Section Heading which is ...
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Is there a word that describes a person whose given name and surname each contains but a single syllable?

Is there a word that describes a person whose given name and surname each contains but a single syllable? Some examples are: Mae West Bill Fold John Doe
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A term for “Groceries, toiletries & Conveniences” everyday products

Is there a common term that covers both groceries & conveniences. Products that one would purchase either at supermarkets or corner stores? Is there a venue type that would describe supermarkets, ...
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Do all syllables belong to open syllable or closed syllable?

Is there any other category for a syllable which is neither an open nor closed syllable?