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spelling

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


uncountable

Meaning: the ordering of letters to form a word
Example sentence: When I was at school, my spelling was really terrible.

countable

Meaning: a particular way of spelling a word
Example sentence: My dictionary also has American spellings if they're different to ours.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "spelling" countable?
  1. Would you like to improve your spelling?
  2. Would you like a list of alternative spellings?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
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