[Grammar] Usage of 'given'

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sky3120

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1) The fact that people find change difficult is taken as given.

2) The fact that people find change difficult is taken as a given.

One is used as an adjective and the other is used as an noun and do you feel any difference in meaning between them?

3) It is a given that
people find change difficult.

4) It is given that
people find change difficult.

These are also similar examples, so there is a meaning difference between them? Thank you so much as always and happy new year.
 

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Not much- the noun form is a more recent form IMO, but they co-exist.

And have a Happy New Year.
 
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