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power

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


uncountable

Meaning: the ability to control people, places or things
Example sentence: The President promised to use his power to introduce the new laws.

countable

Meaning: a country with a lot of political, economic or military power
Example sentence: At the start of this century, Russia and the United States were still major powers.


Note: "Power" can also mean physical force or energy, like electricity. This meaning is uncountable.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "power" uncountable?
  1. In future, Indonesia will develop into a significant economic power.
  2. In future, Indonesia's economic power will develop significantly.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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