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joy

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

joy → uncountable

Meaning: a feeling of great happiness

Example sentence: When the band heard that their song was a hit, they all jumped for joy.

joy → countable

Meaning: something that makes you feel very happy

Example sentence: They described all the joys of being a parent, but they didn't mention the sleepness nights.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "joy" countable?

a. The director said he got a lot of joy from working with the actors.

b. The actors said the director was a joy to work with as well.

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Contributor: Matt Errey