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Is "Business" count or non-count?


Is "Business" count or non-count?
Hi, There!

I have been researching in many grammar books this week, but I haven�t found the answer to my doubt yet Cry. Is the noun "business" count or non-count?
I think it is non-count, because I have never seen its plural form "businesses", but I�m not sure... Can somebody help me and maybe suggest a reference? 

Thank you all!

25 Feb 2012      


It can be both.

A lot of businesses have closed down in the past few years.( shops, offices ...)
I won`t get home until late,as I have a lot of business to attend to. (Work)

25 Feb 2012     

Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

Business can be countable if by saying �business � you mean a company or an enterprise.


25 Feb 2012     



25 Feb 2012     


Thank you so much! You are wonderful!

25 Feb 2012