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Single Idea 13488

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 8. Stuff / a. Pure stuff]

Full Idea

Jespersen calls a noun a mass word when it has no plural, does not take numerical adjectives, and does not take 'fewer'.

Gist of Idea

Mass words do not have plurals, or numerical adjectives, or use 'fewer'


William D. Hart (The Evolution of Logic [2010], 3)

Book Reference

Hart,W.D.: 'The Evolution of Logic' [CUP 2010], p.71

A Reaction

Jespersen was a great linguistics expert.