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    Pareto is uncountable or countable noun?

    Pareto is uncountable or countable noun?

    Which of these is correct?
    Root cause pareto
    Root cause paretos
    Root cause paretoes

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    Re: Pareto is uncountable or countable noun?

    Quote Originally Posted by tensaix2j View Post
    Is " Pareto" is an uncountable or a countable noun?

    Which of these is correct?
    Root cause pareto
    Root cause paretos
    Root cause paretoes
    None of these make any sense to me. It might help if could say what (a) pareto is.

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    Re: Pareto is uncountable or countable noun?

    i think technically "pareto" is an adjective (i.e. pareto chart).

    I would probably say "pareto charts" if I were to use it in a plural sense. I could see someone using "paretoes" for short. I would prefer the spelling "paretoes" as a plural, but I can't say for sure how often it is used or what those who use them commonly use for the plural.

    (A pareto chart is used to help identify the problems with a system or process that occur the most frequently, in order to work first on eliminating the most common problems. It's like applying the 80-20 rule.)

    Pareto analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Pareto is uncountable or countable noun?

    He may mean the Pareto phenomenon, or 80/20 rule. Twenty percent of employees do 80% of the work, etc.

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