In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- It's been a long time since I even noticed uses of troop as a count noun meaning ‘soldier’.
- Singular count nouns like ‘eye’ normally can't occur without a preceding determiner (not ‘I saw eye’, but instead ‘I saw a/one/the/this/its eye ’).
- This is borne out by our ways of describing them, using always count nouns rather than mass nouns.
- We need a term that distinguishes (at least) two types of count nouns, and ‘collective noun’ is a really wonderful name for one of them.
- For fear of this, they want to forestall the conversion of certain proper noun trademarks into common count nouns.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.