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    noun of verb "plummet"

    Hello,

    "plunge" = is a sudden increase in prices and it can be used as a noun or a verb.

    "plummet" = but this word is only used as a verb not a noun. (a quick decrease in price)

    I want to know that what is the noun of the verb "plummet"?

    Source: no source, self made general question
    Thank you

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    Re: noun of verb "plummet"

    The first five dictionaries I checked all clearly show "plummet" as a noun. Why do you think it's only a verb?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: noun of verb "plummet"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first five dictionaries I checked all clearly show "plummet" as a noun. Why do you think it's only a verb?
    Thanks for answering. Because Longman Dictionary says it's just a verb. That's why I asked this question.
    plummet - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

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    Re: noun of verb "plummet"

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering. Because Longman Dictionary says it's just a verb. That's why I asked this question.
    plummet - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    The problem here, is that the noun use of "plummet" has little to do with a drop or a fall. As a noun, it is most often used to describe the lead weight on a plumb line. That use was the original one. The verb "plummet" is a relatively recent addition to the English lexicon, but it the only use that is common in modern English.

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    Re: noun of verb "plummet"

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering. Because Longman Dictionary says it's just a verb. That's why I asked this question.
    plummet - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    The one dictionary you looked at cites it only as a verb. Nowhere do they say that it's just a verb.
    You're at a level where looking up one dictionary and making a decision on the basis of that is likely to lead you to all sorts of wrong conclusions.

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    Re: noun of verb "plummet"

    Ok. Then, I'll use it as a noun too. Everybody, thanks for answering.

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