The noun "soil" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: the top layer of earth in which plants can grow
Example sentence: If lots of leaves have decomposed in the soil, it'll be good for growing plants.
Meaning: a particular type or category of soil
Example sentence: Geology includes the study of different rocks and soils.
Test your understanding:
- Are any of the soils in this area much good for growing potatoes?
- Is much of the soil in this area any good for growing potatoes?