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

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As a count noun, Acorn Blue Blue Madras Women's Acorn Moc Moc Women's businesses—with an Madras Acorn Women's Women's Acorn Blue Moc Blue Moc –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 Moc Acorn Moc Madras Women's Blue Women's Acorn 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 Madras Moc Acorn Blue Moc Acorn Women's Blue Women's experiences teaching handicapped children.

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

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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 Women's Blue Acorn Women's Madras Moc Acorn Moc Blue experience.

The noun light is another example:

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

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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.

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

(k) Now we're Acorn Moc Blue Women's Madras Moc Blue Acorn Women's 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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