Viola
A lot of arguing or a lot of arguments? Hi! I just want to know if I can say the both things? I know that arguing can be also a noun, so then I can say for example that "We have a lot of arguings." or only "We have a lot of arguments." is correct? Thanks in advance!
Oct 7, 2019 8:15 PM
Answers · 10
No you can't say 'we have a lot of arguings'. We have a lot of arguments, is correct. 'Arguings' isn't a word, in any context. You could say, 'there is always a lot of arguing going on in our house'.
October 7, 2019
"we are doing a lot of arguing lately" "we are having a lot of arguments lately" "we have a lot of arguments" all of these are good. You cannot say arguings "I don't want any more arguing" or "I don't want any more arguments" you can say either. "I don't want any more arguing from you" "I don't want any more arguments from you" These are all referring to the definition of an argument as a quarrel or strong verbal or violent disagreement. For the other definition of argument a difference of opinion or scientific fact or theory etc. You probably wouldn't use the word in this manner, unless you wanted to express you did not want to hear know or learn anymore you had had enough or were refusing to listen any longer.
October 7, 2019
Hi Viola. here "We have a lot of arguments" is the correct one. But you can use arguing as well but differently Ex: "I am not in the mood for arguing"
October 7, 2019
I agree with Andrea, but you could also say: "we are arguing a lot lately". 😉
October 7, 2019
Hi Viola. here "We have a lot of arguments" is the correct one. But you can use arguing as well but differently Ex: "I am not in the mood for arguing"
October 7, 2019
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