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Is "Business" count or non-count?



barbarachiote
Brazil

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

I have been researching in many grammar books this week, but I havenīt 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 Iīm not sure... Can somebody help me and maybe suggest a reference? 

Thank you all!

25 Feb 2012      



mariec
Spain

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 ībusiness ī you mean a company or an enterprise.

Smile

25 Feb 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/business
Sophia

25 Feb 2012     



barbarachiote
Brazil

Thank you so much! You are wonderful!

25 Feb 2012