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beauty

The noun "beauty" can be both countable and uncountable.


uncountable

Meaning: the quality that makes someone or something beautiful
Example sentence: As we sat on top of the hill, we admired the beauty of the valley below.

countable

Meaning: a beautiful woman, or an excellent thing
Example sentence: Grandma doesn't like people saying she was a great beauty when she was young.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "beauty" countable?
  1. Do you think Cleopatra was really the greatest beauty of her time?
  2. Do you think Cleopatra's beauty has been exaggerated a little?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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