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art

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

art → uncountable

Meaning: paintings, sculpture, drawings, etc.

Example sentence: My aunt knows a lot about art, especially landscape paintings.

art → countable

Meaning: an activity that needs special training or knowledge

Example sentence: My aunt says cooking is an art that she knows nothing about.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "art" countable?

a. Our professor says medicine is both an art and a science.

b. All of our students learn about art as well as science.

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Contributor: Matt Errey