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gold

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

gold → uncountable

Meaning: a valuable metal that's used to make jewellery

Example sentence: Is this ring made of pure gold, or is it just gold-plated?

gold → countable

Meaning: a gold medal, or a colour that's similar to gold

Example sentence: The painting has all the golds and browns you find in autumn leaves.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "gold" uncountable?

a. Thailand got four silver medals in the last Olympic Games, but only one gold.

b. Have you seen how people in old movies bite coins to see if they're made of gold?

Contributor: Matt Errey