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love

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

love → uncountable

Meaning: a strong affection for someone

Example sentence: People say there is no stronger bond than a mother's love for her child.

love → countable

Meaning: a person, thing or activity that you love

Example sentence: Even though Ben's first love was tennis, he became a professional golfer.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "love" countable?

a. Tim had never felt so much love for someone.

b. He was sure she'd become the love of his life.

Contributor: Matt Errey