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Nowns that are both countable and uncountable Could someone help me with this exercise? Have to spot the nouns that can be both countable and uncountable and explain what the difference is meaning when you use them in different ways. Thanks:) news, producs, expenditure, paper, information, suggestion, business, travel, experience, time, fact, accomodation, journey, software, correspondence, proposal, money, equipment, insurance, document, advice
2012년 2월 21일 오후 6:09
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I think about it like this: When it is uncountable, it is aug known about, or an unmeasurable amount, and if you could quantify it, the amount is not the issue anyway. For instance: "We need paper." Do we need one sheet? of course not. We need an amount that will last. If that is 10 cases or just a packet does not matter - we just need some. "We are going to travel next week." Will we be gone for a day? Will we go several places? These are not the issue for now. Now what matters is that you know it is going to happen. I am baking bread. One loaf? 30 truck loads? Not the issue for now... Now lest try it with specifics... I need 10 pieces of paper at least. We will travel about 70 miles both ways. I have two loaves of bread ready; there will be more later. Now we have countable material. You can imagine the amount with out a question about the quantity.
2012년 2월 21일
expenditure, paper, suggestion, business, travel, experience, time, fact, accommodation, journey, correspondence, proposal, money, document I believe these can all be both countable and uncountable. The rest can't
2012년 2월 21일
What do you mean by countable and uncountable?
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