reality (countable vs uncountable) When to use countable and when uncountable form of the word? Looking this word and examples in dictionary did not help me.
Oct 3, 2019 3:54 AM
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In the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary, they give two definitions. The first one is uncountable, and the second one is countable. I might suggest that even the first one would be countable, except that, in reality (= “in fact”), there is only one reality, so the word functions almost like a proper noun. In science fiction, they might use some sort of technology to travel to an “alternate reality”. It’s similar with “world”, “earth”, etc.
October 3, 2019
I see what you mean. I've had a look at a few dictionaries, and they seem to me to be wrong!
October 3, 2019
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