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I have just got a great news. I don't know what to say:

Such a good news.

or

What a good news.

The context should be formal (I am talking about hiring).

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sorry it was my first question, why downvote? –  nkint Nov 28 '12 at 21:25
    
The downvotes are probably due to the fact that both versions are ungrammatical. You might be interested in our proposed sister site for English language learners. You can support it by committing. Thank you. –  RegDwigнt Nov 28 '12 at 21:55
    
ok! i am an English language learner : ) good job! –  nkint Nov 28 '12 at 23:16
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Either work if you remove the "a". "News" is not countable.

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"I have just had some good news. It is X...Y...Z."
"What good news!"

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ok, thanks. why "such a" is wrong? –  nkint Nov 28 '12 at 20:29
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You can get a message or some messages or 2, 3, 4... messages. Message is a count-noun. You can't get a measles or some measles or 2, 3 ...measles - you can only get measles. Measles is non-count and, further, non-quantifiable. You can get news, some news / rice or not much news / rice - news and rice are non-count (quasi-non-count for the rice if in grains) but quantifiable. –  Edwin Ashworth Nov 28 '12 at 20:53
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