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    Nouns

    Sir
    As you know I am in the beginning stage of English learning, today I realized something new regarding nouns i.e.
    1, hunger and hungriness
    2, thirst and thirstiness
    3, length and lengthiness and so on.

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    1, what is the difference between them? 2, Can we use such a noun them interchangeably?

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    Re: Nouns

    Hi
    I don't know where you learned the words hungriness, thirstiness and lengthniess. If they did exist in the past they are not now used in the language. It is possible to add "ness" to the end of some words but if you are a beginner then you should focus on more basic aspects of the language

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    Re: Nouns

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    Rover_KE & Alamshar
    Please check the below link, where I found these nouns. I have also copied the adjective HUNGRY from that link as well, you can see the adv and noun from adj HUNGRY at the bottom. Please clear my concept.

    hungry - definition of hungry by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    hun·gry (hnggr)adj. hun·gri·er, hun·gri·est 1. Experiencing a desire or need for food.
    2. Extremely desirous; avid: hungry for recognition.
    3. Characterized by or expressing hunger or craving: hungry eyes.
    4. Lacking richness or fertility: hungry soil.


    [Middle English hungri, from Old English hungrig, from hungor, hunger.]

    hungri·ly adv.
    hungri·ness n.

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    Re: Nouns

    I agree with Alamshar.

    'Hunger' has 6,351 citations in COCA.
    'Hungriness' has two - I am surprised the figure is that high.

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    Re: Nouns

    The only one I was perfectly satisfied with was "lengthiness".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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