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

business → uncountable

Meaning: the activity of making, buying or selling things for money

Example sentence: I'm good at inventing things, but I'm not very good at doing business.

business → countable

Meaning: a particular company or other commercial organisation

Example sentence: My cousin wants me to invest in a small business he's starting.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "business" uncountable?

a. Ben's advertising business has been very successful.

b. He's given me some tips on how to succeed in business.

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Contributor: Matt Errey