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  1. gnutoenglish
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    verb-noun permutations

    Out of curiosity, how many verb-noun phrase permutations(all possible combinations) exist in the english language?

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    Re: verb-noun permutations

    A whole bunch. Many. Quite a few.



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    Re: verb-noun permutations

    Quote Originally Posted by gnutoenglish
    Out of curiosity, how many verb-noun phrase permutations(all possible combinations) exist in the english language?
    I don't understand the question, sorry. Could you give us an example of what's meant by "permutations"?

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    Re: verb-noun permutations

    My best guess is that the questioner meant combinations. And in my humble opinion it is impossible to count all the possible noun-verb combinations. One can only estimate.


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