"Seeing the Grand Canyon was certainly____(an /some) experience." Is experience countable or uncountable? Should I use some or an?
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There is more than one meaning to the word 'experience,' the primary meaning being that of the mass noun. However, there is also the secondary meaning, which is countable:
2 An event or occurrence which leaves an impression on someone:
audition day is an enjoyable experience for any seven-year old
The answer is Yes, experience can be countable or uncountable.
Countable: She had several religious experiences in Lourdes.
Uncountable: She has more experience with that than I do.