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I had a good shoot at the goal.
I had a good shot at the goal.

Shoot (in football) is the verb. The noun is shot.

Mike had plenty of work to do.
Mike had plenty work to do.

Plenty isn't an adjective, but a noun meaning a large number or amount. The adjective is plentiful: Oranges are cheap now because they are plentiful

It's such small that you can't see it.
It's so small that you can't see it.
I've never seen a so large animal before.
I've never seen such a large animal before.

So is an adverb, and must qualify an adjective or another adverb. Such is an adjective and must qualify a noun

Is it truth that Diana's very ill?
Is it true that Diana's very ill?

Truth isn't an adjective but a noun. The adjective is true, and we use it with no article between it and the verb to be.

Anne said to me, 'You're fool.'
Anne said to me, 'You're a fool.'
Anne said to me, 'You're a foolish.'
Anne said to me, 'You're foolish.'

Fool is a noun, and requires the article when we use it with the verb to be. Foolish is an adjective, and can't be used with the article after the verb to be.

A fool or a foolish person doesn't mean an insane person, but one who acts thoughtlessly. We tend to use silly or stupid instead of foolish in modern usage.


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