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    Usage of 'given'

    1) The fact that people find change difficult is taken as given.

    2) The fact that people find change difficult is taken as a given.

    One is used as an adjective and the other is used as an noun and do you feel any difference in meaning between them?

    3) It is a given that
    people find change difficult.

    4) It is given that
    people find change difficult.

    These are also similar examples, so there is a meaning difference between them? Thank you so much as always and happy new year.

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    Re: Usage of 'given'

    Not much- the noun form is a more recent form IMO, but they co-exist.

    And have a Happy New Year.

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