Poll: There's a very strong ____ blowing.

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    Re: Wind or Windy?

    as some body said earlier...
    'wind' is a noun... eg. The wind is blowing.
    'windy' is an adjective... eg. It is a windy day.

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    Re: Wind or Windy?

    ... sorry to cause any confusion...
    'some body' should read 'somebody'!

    also, while I am here, 'somebody' is THE SAME as 'someone'!


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    Re: Wind or Windy?

    I chose wind, but it maight change according to the context

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    Talking Re: Wind or Windy?

    I chose "wind"

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    I chose wind

    because the sentence starts with there's = there is and the verb is the word blowing in Present Continuous.

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    Re: I chose wind

    Blowing itself also could be considered as a noun, meaning a storm or a blast of wind. In this case "strong" could be the adjective for "blowing".
    However, semantically it seems odd!
    So, I also voted for "Wind".

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    Re: both are right

    Even if "blowing" is a noun, is it correct to say "a blowing"? A countable noun?

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    Re: both are right

    Not normally, no, but you may see a-blowing sometimes. A- is a prefix used before the present and occasionally past participles of some verbs to give it a rustic, poetic or archaic feel- it shows that it's incomplete, but with the present participle, this is unnecessary.

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    Re: Wind or Windy?

    windy can't be correct. Because it is adjective. In that sentience we have strong as sentence but we do not have noun at all.

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    Re: Wind or Windy?

    I guess it should be "There's a very strong wind that is blowing" where "that is" can be omitted.

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