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Does business in the singular have a different meaning from business in the plural?

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(a) His family has a real estate agency. It's a good business.

(b) Barbara and John are looking for a small business to buy.

(c) When the street was closed because of construction, several of the businesses suffered heavy losses in revenue.

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(e) Betty majored in business.

(f) George Bush studied business at Harvard.

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(h) Marisa has had a lot of experience teaching handicapped children.

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Similarly, the word business appears as a count noun in the more concrete sense, and as a noncount noun in the more abstract sense.

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(k) Now we're Pumps Toe Comfort Shoes Pink TAOFFEN Closed Women in business.

(l) Don't fool around with him—he means business.

(m) You should make it your business to find out what really happened.

(n) A lot of companies went out of business.

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