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How do you build a building?

Posted by Lotg on September 24, 2004

Does anyone know how a verb such as 'building' managed to evolve into being a noun? I'm also trying to think of other examples that would fit into this category.

This question has been prompted from hearing a comedian on a local radio station ask "why do they call something you have already built, a building?" Seemed like a fair question to me.