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I'm thinking about replacing the second taste with another word.
Me: How does it taste?
Me: The taste of the loss.
I know that the first taste is a verb and the second one a noun, but I would like to replace it anyway.
And if I wrote just one sentence, it would sound way more odd:
How does the taste of the loss taste? -> not very good this twice taste
Would flavo(u)r be better as a noun in both examples?
I think "loss" here is a collective noun, so you wouldn't need "the loss", just "loss". You are talking about the taste of loss generally.
However, if you want to leave it as 3 sentences, the final answer doesn't need to be quite so wordy:
"How does it taste?"