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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 382. The title of today's lesson is
when company means companionship it is uncountable or it is an uncountable noun.
Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. Company as a noun has many meanings. If
the word "company "means someone or something that keeps someone, meaning
another person, from getting lonely or refers to one or more people visiting
one's home, it is an uncountable noun. So again here, with the X, all the X's they're
wrong and then the second one will be the correct one. So first one. Many senior
citizens who live alone will get a dog as a company. Yeah. You would never say a
company here. A company actually almost sounds like a business. Like you're
getting a dog as a business. That doesn't quite make sense. So of course what you
would what you should say is "many senior citizens who live alone will get a dog
as company". No "a." Okay. And the second one, well this is one where we would
invite somebody to our home. I invited a co-worker to dinner. So we will have a
company tonight. No definitely not. You would say I invited
a co-worker to dinner, so we will have company tonight. And of course if it were
you know a couple of people like you know I'm invited two friends over for
dinner. So we will have company tonight. That would be the correct way of saying
it. You wouldn't say that we have companies or anything like that. All
right. And the last one here. Again with the X, this part is wrong. I enjoy when
you visit. You are always a good company. Again it makes it almost sound like they're
a business company. Now you should say I enjoy when you visit you're always good
company. So remember anytime if company means companionship or somebody who's
visiting you or you know, keeping you from being lonely,
it is uncountable in that sense. Okay. Anyway,
I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Lesson (382) When Company Means Companionship it is Uncountable

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anitawu12 published on January 16, 2020
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