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Why "coffees" are in plural if its an uncountable noun? We had coffees together. We went sightseeing. I even helped Rob buy a shirt!
Oct 28, 2012 10:51 AM
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Coffee itself is uncountable, but a cup of coffee can also be described colloquially as a 'coffee', which can be pluralized. For example: "today I've already had three coffees" or "we would like two coffees please". So cups of coffee = coffees. In your question, it should read "we had coffee together", or "we had some coffees together“ (suggesting each person had more than one). Hope that helps.
October 28, 2012
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