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So in the sentence:

The technology has received widespread adoption.

Why isn't the grammatically correct form be something like:

The technology has received a widespread adoption.

Or:

The technology has received widespread adoptions.

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I've looked through this grammar guide and thought the latter two forms make more sense because adoption is a countable noun, right?

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According to www.learnersdictionary.com, adoption can be a countable noun when it means:

the act or process of adopting someone or something, such as the act or process of adopting a child.

Our lawyer has handled many adoptions.

In your sentence

The technology has received widespread adoption.

it means:

the act or process of beginning to use something new or different

therefore it is an uncountable noun.

  • Cool, and thanks for mentioning the dictionary! @christina – Kay Jan 17 '17 at 5:39

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