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This page is about the noun "ballet", which can be both countable and uncountable

ballet → uncountable

Meaning: a style of dancing that tells a story

Example sentence: When I was young, only girls learned ballet.

ballet → countable

Meaning: a particular work of classical dance

Example sentence: Swan Lake is one of my favourite ballets.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "ballet" uncountable?

a. Our students study both modern dance and classical ballet.

b. How many of your students are performing in this ballet?

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Contributor: Matt Errey