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

paper → uncountable

Meaning: a material that's used for writing on, printing on, or wrapping things in

Example sentence: We need to put some more paper in the printer.

paper → countable

Meaning: a newspaper

Example sentence: I read the paper every morning while I'm having breakfast.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "paper" uncountable?

a. Could you get some toilet paper while you're at the store, please?

b. Could you get me a paper while you're at the store, please?

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Contributor: Matt Errey