I feel like I almost grasp the fine differences between detail (countable), detail (uncountable) and details (plural only), but just almost. It's still a little difficult to spontaneously know which ...
I live in Sweden and I've recently finished a test in our English class. One specific question caught me off guard. The question is as follows:
Alma's mother, now 95, could once be found on a sunny ...
Driving down the road I saw a state sign that was written poorly. I said, “That’s a bad grammar.’
My wife was offended I said “a” grammar.
I can’t find an answer to see if what I said is acceptable. ...
Which of the following is better:
How many resources (such as data and computation) are necessary to complete the process?
How much resources (such as data and computation) are necessary to complete ...
I think every noun can be uncountable. It's easy to prove with food:
Mother beaver teaches her daughter to cook a salad: Now, add some table to taste.
In this context the countable noun table became ...
There were grapes and coffee on the table.
There were coffee and grapes on the table.
There was grapes and coffee on the table.
There was coffee and grapes on the table.
The ones in bold sound correct ...
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word source code is countable, even if usually used in its singular form.
I would like to know if it is correct to use the plural to mean the source code of ...
Which of these is correct?
Three spoonfuls of sugar is too much.
Three spoonfuls of sugar are too much.
I feel like the second could be correct, because there are more than one spoon. But on second ...
(1) Word has it that the neighbors are moving next month.
(2) Word on the street has it that the neighbors are moving next month.
(3) The word is that the neighbors ...
I am working in the field of Game theory. I use the word Nash equilibrium intensively, but I always wonder about this word countability.
I think the word Nash equilibrium should be countable. Because ...
Why is there a definite article before the words darkness and light in the sentence below:
But as is so often true, the darkness lingers longer than the light.
And why is the expression in the dark/...
Although enough modifies either count nouns or mass nouns, enough
stamina, sufficient should modify only mass nouns, so the usage
problem can be solved by making it sufficient numbers of....
Recently, I have been reading a book about TOEFL grammar.
I came across this multiple-choice problem:
I have _______ money left.
(A) a great number
(B) so small
(C) only a little
(D) only a few
In physics, people very often measure some values which depend on some variable, say the air temperature as a function of time. I think the verb depend is used correctly, since dictionaries define &...
Don’t listen to multiple perspectives, it will eventually lead to the confusion where it’s hard to focus.
Does using the definite article here make sense? We generally don’t use the definite article ...
From WordReference I discovered the following usage note
At one time, some usage guides maintained that people could not be
preceded by a number, as in Fewer than 30 people showed up.
When is the noun type (meaning typeface or text set in type) used in singular form and when is it used in plural form?
Is it referred to as a singulare tantum?
In which case is it an uncountable noun ...