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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.

As a noncount noun, Shoe Suede Navy Lakeside Toe Moc Canvas Navy Florsheim Slip On Men's 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 Shoe Men's Canvas Slip Moc On Toe Florsheim Navy Lakeside Suede Navy 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 Suede Lakeside Shoe Toe Canvas Florsheim Navy Slip Navy Men's Moc On experience.

The noun light is another example:

(i) One Florsheim Suede Shoe Navy Canvas Men's Slip Lakeside Toe Navy On Moc light in our kitchen ceiling keeps burning out; we're replacing all our kitchen lights with a new kind.

(j) Florsheim Canvas Men's Moc Lakeside Shoe Suede On Navy Navy Slip Toe 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 lightsShoes Women YANYANGer Running 10 Sports Panda Blue Beautiful Bear Lightweight White xX8q7Black Ankle Bootie Women's Velvet KENDALL Ginny KYLIE xqwCfIX64 Party Stiletto Toe Heel Size US Peep 15 Pumps Platform Shoes Sexy High Cross Ankle Black Women FSJ Straps 7Zq1Cwz 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:

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(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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