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pride

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

pride → uncountable

Meaning: positive emotion felt when you or someone you know achieves something special

Example sentence: Luis felt a great deal of pride when his son scored the winning goal in the World Cup.

pride → countable

Meaning: a group of lions

Example sentence: During the day, most of the lions in the pride would sleep in the shade under the trees.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "pride" uncountable?

a. The sportsman used his high-powered rifle to shoot one of the youngest lions in the pride as it slept.

b. He took great pride in his achievement, even though his telescopic lens allowed him to do it from 300 metres.

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Contributor: Matt Errey