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the annoying 'the' Why use a 'the' before 2 and 3,but not before 1? Technological innovations and mass production have reduced the cost of ( 1 uncountable noun ) production and improved the( 2 uncountable noun ) productivity of the ( 3 uncountable noun )workforce.
Oct 6, 2016 2:13 PM
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Just regard "cost of production" as a single noun. (生産價) That makes things much more clear.
October 6, 2016
thank you!
October 7, 2016
Cost and workforce are countable. Productivity is not. It is a process.
October 6, 2016
I think that 'production' ,'productivity' and 'workforce' are uncountable nouns.Are they not?
October 6, 2016
What makes you think that cost, productivity and workforce are uncountable?
October 6, 2016
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