multi-word nouns?

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Re: multi-word nouns?

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:15 pm

The sense of But this is English here is not:

We're considering just the English language here,


But this is English, with all its inconsistencies and tricky constructions (with which comment you obviously agree).

I can't 'work out an answer for myself' because different authorities use the word noun in different ways; if one accepts both the contrasting definitions, one is forced to conclude that some nouns are not nouns. For such a basic term, there needs to be a consensus.

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