Last modified on 9 September 2013, at 20:02


"N hop" constructionEdit

This is a troublesome thing to record anywhere other than at [[hop]]. hop can form a large, apparently open, set of terms, many of which are probably attestable, of the form "N hop". The common instances of the noun are "job", "bar", "table", "port", "museum", "gallery", "star", "frequency", "house", "park", "parish", "winery" (all getting more than one hit at COCA, but there are many others. "Ashram", "belfry", "cafeteria", "casino", "capital", "country", "casino", "hostel", "hotel", "genre", "mall", "restaurant", "star", and "tavern" each get a single hit at COCA. The most common form is "N hopping", often as a complement to a form of go, but also in expressions such as "They are galley hopping today". I found only RHU among OneLook dictionaries to have this as a separate sense at "hop". DCDuring TALK 16:14, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

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