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


Meaning: the achievement of a goal
Example sentence: Most people think success means making lots of money and achieving high social status.


Meaning: a successful person, event or result
Example sentence: Everyone said that this year's film festival was a great success.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "success" uncountable?
  1. Confidence will help you to make your business a success.
  2. Success in business will help you to gain more confidence.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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