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

ground → uncountable

Meaning: the surface of the Earth

Example sentence: We didn't have anything to sit on, so we sat on the ground.

ground → countable

Meaning: an area of land used for a particular purpose

Example sentence: The army wants this area to be used as a parade ground.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "ground" countable?

a. In cricket, hit the ball along the ground and you won't be caught out.

b. Nearly every small village in England had its own cricket ground.

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Contributor: Matt Errey