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entertainment

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

entertainment → uncountable

Meaning: films, concerts, sports, TV shows, etc. that an audience can enjoy

Example sentence: All of her films are made for entertainment, but they also teach us something important.

entertainment → countable

Meaning: a particular performance or activity that people enjoy

Example sentence: If you're looking for something to do, the tourist office has a list of local entertainments.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "entertainment" countable?

a. Of all the entertainments available on the island, dancing is the most popular.

b. Telling stories must be one of the oldest forms of entertainment.

Contributor: Matt Errey