Weibing wrote:1. Even though one has run through all the basic rules on the plural form of nouns, the one will probably still find it not so easy to use plural nouns correctly. There're always some exceptions, and what's really difficult is just the exceptions, especially given many many nouns act not only as a countable noun, but at the same time also as an uncountable noun. Do we need to consult a dictionary to make sure whether the word is a countable or an uncountable noun when we need to use a noun?!
Weibing wrote:2. 'Coffee' is an uncountable noun. Then how about the expression: two coffees please? Could an uncountable noun shift to a countable noun and thus have a plural form? For example, with effort/efforts, freedoms/freedom of citizens, concern/concerns about, and so forth. In such situations, the singular form or the plural form is acceptable?
Weibing wrote:3. How about the plural form of otherwise an abstract noun? Thoughts, feelings, ideas, and so on.
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