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I actually remember reading that the difference between the two is down to the US/UK divide. In British English, "luggage" is preferred usually. While in American English, "baggage" is preferred usually. However the two words are being used more commonly on both sides of the pond, especially with the word "baggage" at British airports due to US travelers. ...
I always used to hear "email" as countable word. "I have got three new emails" is always said by English native speakers. I have realy never heard someone who told for example "I have a got a piece of email"
"Three pieces of email" conveys a slightly different message from "three emails". If you ask me when I'm going to be free for lunch and I reply "I've got three pieces of email to check first", this implies that they are generic emails, and I likely don't even know what the subjects are. "I've got three emails to check first", on the other hand, implies ...
(AE "allows" anything you like.) The question is whether an AE speaker understands this or that, or perhaps whether most AE speakers understand it, or perhaps whether some or many or most use it when speaking. And yes, email is used as both a countable noun and a collective noun. Both too much email and three emails (or three mails or three messages) are ...
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