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

beauty → uncountable

Meaning: the quality that makes someone or something beautiful

Example sentence: As we sat on top of the hill, we admired the beauty of the valley below.

beauty → countable

Meaning: a beautiful woman, or an excellent thing

Example sentence: Grandma doesn't like people saying she was a great beauty when she was young.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "beauty" countable?

a. Do you think Cleopatra was really the greatest beauty of her time?

b. Do you think Cleopatra's beauty has been exaggerated a little?

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Contributor: Matt Errey