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Mr Hahn
Is my quote fine? Which is more appropriate ..? ''Please don't park your car on the field. You might spoil the grass!'' ''Please don't park your car on the field. You might spoil the grasses!''Is the ''grass'' countable or not?
Nov 7, 2012 3:40 AM
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Hello, Mr. Hahn. Depending on the context, "grass" can be either countable or uncountable. In this case, it is uncountable and therefore your first sentence is correct: "Please don't park your car on the field. You might spoil the grass!" An example of the word "grass" in a countable context would be: "Cows will eat almost anything, including many different grasses."
November 7, 2012
I would say: "Please don't park your car on the field. You might ruin the grass!" or even better: "Please don't park your car on the field - it may ruin the grass!" and no..."grasses" is not a word.
November 7, 2012
Mr Hahn
Language Skills
Chinese (Taiwanese), English
Learning Language
English