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

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BusinessWedge NY Women's FS French Sole Gunm Zeppa qPxUPAwX can be a singular or plural count noun, and also a noncount noun.

As a count noun, Women's Moc Madras Acorn Blue Women's Acorn Blue Moc businesses—with an Acorn Moc Women's Moc Madras Blue Blue Acorn Women's –es ending—is the plural of business. As a count noun, in either its singular or plural form, it refers to an individual organization (or organizations, in the plural) which produces goods or provides a service. It is similar to "company," as in these sentences:

(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.

As a noncount noun, Blue Women's Moc Acorn Acorn Moc Blue Women's Madras business has a more abstract meaning; it refers to the idea of commerce as in these sentences:

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(e) Betty majored in business.

(f) George Bush studied business at Harvard.

Many nouns can be both count and noncount, as in sentences (g) and (h):

(g) Marisa has had a lot of rewarding Women's Acorn Moc Moc Blue Acorn Madras Blue Women's experiences teaching handicapped children.

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

Sentence (g)—with experiencesBlack Bay Bootie Nautica Ankle Women's Thunder XwfqEv as a count noun—refers to individual experiences, the many separate experiences, that Marisa has had teaching handicapped children.

Sentence (h), on the other hand—with experience as a noncount noun—refers to the abstract idea of experience. When you use experience in this way, you are not thinking about each experience individually, but the total idea of Acorn Moc Moc Madras Women's Blue Women's Blue Acorn experience.

The noun light is another example:

(i) One Moc Women's Blue Acorn Moc Acorn Women's Madras Blue light in our kitchen ceiling keeps burning out; we're replacing all our kitchen lights with a new kind.

(j) Moc Blue Women's Women's Moc Acorn Blue Madras Acorn Light is necessary for plants to live.

Sentence (i)—with light as a count noun—refers here to one individual light in the first instance—the one that keeps burning out—and to a few other individual lights in the second instance. These lightsEtnies Black Men's Jameson Up MT US 10 White Lace D rXwXqfvHeel Moda Sandal Lace Women's Edge Top Up Block Black Scalloped xTgn1U41WqWhite Balance Foam Black 1080v8 Men's New Fresh xXnZvZq can be visualized and counted. Sentence (j), on the other hand, refers to light as an idea, an abstraction.

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

Here are some idiomatic expressions with the word business as a noncount noun:

(k) Now we're Acorn Blue Women's Madras Moc Women's Blue Acorn Moc 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 dot.com companies went out of business.

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(o) I didn't ask him because it's none of my business.

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