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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"?
    Gift can be a verb, and the noun can describe the action. You could also use one of the many alternatives suggested if you're still not happy.

    Definition 2- the act of giving:
    gift - Dictionary definition and pronunciation - Yahoo! Education

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    gift verb - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Default Re: the noun form of "give"

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    Thank you. But I still don't understand. What did you mean by these "it"s? The act of selling, leaseing, receiving, and giving?
    Yes. The act of giving is 'gift'.

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    ...It's always a bit of a shame though when horses have to be led to water AND made to drink!

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