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    good

    I have come across the following expression, " a valuable good. " I think it proper to use " valuable goods ", but not to use in singular form. I need your opinion on that. Thank you.

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    Re: good

    Quote Originally Posted by kyawwin View Post
    I have come across the following expression: "a valuable good". I think it is proper correct to use "valuable goods", but not to use it in the singular form. I need your opinion on that. Thank you.
    Note my changes above. Don't put a space after opening quotation marks and don't put a space before closing punctuation marks.

    Please give us the full sentence in which you found "a valuable good". It is possible that it's correct but we can't say without knowing the context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: good

    A 'good' in the singular is sometimes used - though rarely.

    Please quote the complete sentence in which you found this phrase.

    A better title would would have been A valuable good.

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    Re: good

    The sentence I refer to is: "If an article does what is claimed for it, it will be a valuable good."

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    Re: good

    'Good' is used extensively in economics (to mean a commodity), and in philosophy/ethics ('Honesty is a moral good', etc.). It's less common in colloquial writing.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/economic-good

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