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    Default the noun form of "give"

    The following are the items in a form to be filled in when a company wants to sell, lease, give, or receive products to/from another company or a person.
    1. The name of the products
    2. The amount of the products
    3. The date of the sales, lease, (???), or receipt of the products
    What is the noun form of "give" to be put in here?

    "Gift" seems to be a noun form of "give", but it doesn't seem to work here.

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Why not? You could use donation (or - if the donor has died - bequest) if you don't like gift, but it sounds fine to me.

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Why not?
    Because I want to use a word that shows an action (the action of giving), not a thing.
    All other three (sales, lease, and receipt) show an action of selling, leasing, and receiving, but "gift" is not an action, is it?

    I didn't use "donate" because it's not a charity. And the seller/leaser/giver/receiver is a company, not a deceased person.

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    Because I want to use a word that shows an action (the action of giving), not a thing.
    All other three (sales, lease, and receipt) show an action of selling, leasing, and receiving, but "gift" is not an action, is it?

    ....
    It can be Gift means more than 'something nice given in a pretty box'.

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    Because I want to use a word that shows an action (the action of giving), not a thing.
    All other three (sales, lease, and receipt) show an action of selling, leasing, and receiving, but "gift" is not an action, is it?

    I didn't use "donate" because it's not a charity. And the seller/leaser/giver/receiver is a company, not a deceased person.
    'Gift' is not an action, true. But neither is "sales, lease, receipt". The actions (verbs) are "sell, lease, receive." So you using nouns from verbs anyway.

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Is there no word that describes the action of giving?

    If so, how about "transfer"?

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    Is there no word that describes the action of giving?

    If so, how about "transfer"?
    Yes, there is. If you want a verb, it's "give". If you want a noun, it's "gift".
    Both Bob and I are telling you that is adequate for the word you want, and I have told you that it is also consistent with your use of the appropriate noun form from the verb. What particular word type are you looking for that is not of the form you have used for "sales, lease, receipt"?
    If you sell something, it's a sale. (not 'sales', by the way)
    If you lease something, it's a lease.
    If you receive something, it's a receipt.
    If you give something, it's a gift.

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'Gift' is not an action, true. But neither is "sales, lease, receipt". The actions (verbs) are "sell, lease, receive." So you using nouns from verbs anyway.
    Maybe I should have written "act", not an "action". I think nouns can describe acts. Longman says:
    - "Sale" is an act or the process of selling something. (noun)
    - "Receipt" is the act of receiving something. (noun)
    I couldn't find a such definition for "lease" though.

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    If you sell something, it's a sale. (not 'sales', by the way)
    If you lease something, it's a lease.
    If you receive something, it's a receipt.
    If you give something, it's a gift.
    Thank you. But I still don't understand. What did you mean by these "it"s? The act of selling, leaseing, receiving, and giving?

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

    Gift, definition #2.
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