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    #1

    his find/finding/discovery

    In 1933 a British pilot flew over a bay in Egypt and spotted ruins. He reported his find, but nothing came of it.


    Hi,
    Is "his find" in the above equivalent to "his finding and his discovery?" IF not, what are the differences?
    Second, what does "nothing came of it" mean? Does it mean "no result?" Thanks.

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    Re: his find/finding/discovery

    Yes to both questions. His find was the thing that he found; his discovery.

    Nothing came of it means that no action was taken as a result of his discovery.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: his find/finding/discovery

    Generally, "find" is to archeology as "finding" is to science, I think.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: his find/finding/discovery

    It's not limited to archeology but that is an acute observation.
    I am not a teacher.

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