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


Meaning: how fast something or someone moves
Example sentence: Most people hate those machines the police use on the side of the road to measure speed.


Meaning: a particular speed
Example sentence: Many young men love the excitement they feel when riding a motorbike at dangerous speeds.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "speed" uncountable?
  1. He didn't start reducing the car's speed until he got to the city.
  2. He kept driving at a very high speed until he got to the city.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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