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Is Swirling a noun?

If you can use the definite or indefinite articles with it, it's a noun. It refers to the flattening of all pretty people features into a single, cyborgian look -- a swirling of Hollywood archetypes, ...
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Doesn't kibbutz also mean to build consensus?

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, fifth edition (2011), provides the following entries for kibbutz and kibitz: kibbutz n., pl. kibbutzim A collective farm or settlement in ...
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Usage of singular noun as a concept for generalization

Many nouns can be both countable and uncountable. The uncountable is used for general concepts and the countable form is used for specific examples. Note that using uncountable doesn't necessarily ...
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Is it correct to refer to Canadian geese?

Some people (including journalists at the BBC) may refer to a Canada goose as a "Canadian goose" for the same reason that they might refer to a spectacled eider as a "speckled eider&...
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