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    Default Using the same word for an activity and those engaged in it

    I am looking for scholarly articles on the common English idiom, especially in the 18th century, of using the same word for an activity and those engaged in it. Some examples include:
    service
    assembly
    movement
    wedding
    viking
    congregation
    aggregation
    delegation
    march
    ministry
    court
    militia
    hunt
    police
    hospital
    university
    Indeed, it appears that in the 18th century almost any word for an activity was commonly also used to refer to those engaged in it. It seems that this should have been thoroughly investigated, but would like cites to such studies.

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    Default Re: Using the same word for an activity and those engaged in it

    I take it that you have done searches via Google Scholar?

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    Smile Re: Using the same word for an activity and those engaged in it

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I take it that you have done searches via Google Scholar?
    Hi Anlika


    What it mean by "I take it that..." . Is it mean "I assume that..."


    Yours help highly appreciated and thanks in advance

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