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


Meaning: the giving of work to someone, or the state of having work
Example sentence: The employment of young children in full-time work is not allowed.


Meaning: an exchange of labour for payment, usually under contract
Example sentence: Please list your previous employments and any pensions you receive for them.

Note: The countable meaning of "employment" is mostly found in written documents and regulations, and is not normally used in everyday conversation.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "employment" uncountable?
  1. Even if you have a university degree, it can be difficult to find employment just now.
  2. The terms of an employment depend on company policy and government regulations.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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