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


Meaning: stories about other people's private lives, often untrue or exaggerated
Example sentence: Websites that spread gossip about celebrities can make a huge amount of money.


Meaning: a person who likes telling and hearing gossip
Example sentence: All the gossips stood around the water cooler sharing their latest stories.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "gossip" uncountable?
  1. Aunty Joy says her sister May is the worst gossip in our family.
  2. Aunty May says her sister Joy loves spreading all the family gossip.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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