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    Question "spontaneous", a noun?!

    Hi there,
    Could anyone please tell my why the word "spontaneous" has been used as a noun in this sentence. I even thought there must be some word missing when I copied and pasted the text!

    "There is less opportunity for children and adults to have the spontaneous of community."



    Thanks...

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    Re: "spontaneous", a noun?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,
    Could anyone please tell my why the word "spontaneous" has been used as a noun in this sentence. I even thought there must be some word missing when I copied and pasted the text!

    "There is less opportunity for children and adults to have the spontaneous of community."



    Thanks...
    There certainly appears to be a noun missing. Spontaneous is an adjective, which here modifies nothing. Even if the noun spontaneity were used, the sentence wouldn´t make much sense.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 20-Sep-2010 at 12:23.

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    Re: "spontaneous", a noun?!

    I think it's supposed to be spontaneity.

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    Re: "spontaneous", a noun?!

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertT View Post
    I think it's supposed to be spontaneity.
    How would you define the spontaneity of community?

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