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    Can I use whole as a noun?

    I gave a poem to someone for a critic. One line was (the smell lightens your whole) as in it lightens your essence or yourself. They wrote back next to the word whole (being?). I am not sure if they meant being would be a better word since I was certain whole is used correctly. What do you think theu meant? Should I replace the word or does whole sound okay? What sounds better anyway?

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    Re: Can I use whole as a noun?

    Poems don't have to follow the rules of grammar. Whole can be a noun, though used a bit differently: whole - definition. American English definition of whole by Macmillan Dictionary

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    Re: Can I use whole as a noun?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlAlawi View Post
    I gave a poem to someone for a critic. One line was (the smell lightens your whole) as in it lightens your essence or yourself. They wrote back next to the word whole (being?). I am not sure if they meant being would be a better word since I was certain whole is used correctly. What do you think theu meant? Should I replace the word or does whole sound okay? What sounds better anyway?
    I think that "being" was a suggestion for a word to use after "whole" (lightens your whole being).

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