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land

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

land → uncountable

Meaning: the earth's surface, or part of this surface

Example sentence: Europeans moved to Australia and forced people off the land they'd lived on for 50,000 years.

land → countable

Meaning: a country or region

Example sentence: When I was young, I loved reading stories about strange people in foreign lands.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "land" uncountable?

a. Gulliver travelled to strange, faraway lands.

b. Did he want to buy a block of land there?

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Contributor: Matt Errey