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Good question. I would say the very act of putting the word "list" in front of "equipment" makes the reader think of individual pieces. "List of equipment" is common and acceptable. But an ngram search for "list of pieces of equipment" finds ZERO instances (although "pieces of equipment" is quite common.) "List of equipment" might be an example of ...


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In America, saying "soap" is usually taken to mean mild soap, (specifically bars, but including some kinds of mild liquid soap) for washing the body. Stronger formulas for washing clothes are generally called "detergent" or "laundry detergent". Solutions for cleaning say, countertops or floors might be called "household cleaners" or "cleaning supplies" ...


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If you are actually looking for more than one type of soap, then "I'm looking for soaps" is more accurate and therefore could be deemed more correct. Perhaps you have moved into a new house, without any cleaning products and you want to stock up and buy all sorts of soaps / detergents / etc...Then soaps is more fitting. However, you could also use "I'm ...


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Soap is both a countable and uncountable noun (i.e. a mass noun like milk). Usually, if you're in a grocery store, you'd ask: Where can I find soap? You could use the plural form, to convey that you're looking for a greater variety: Where can I find your soaps? I'm looking for something lavender-scented, or maybe a honey/butter mix. (Also see ...



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