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smoke

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

smoke → uncountable

Meaning: clouds that rise from fires, chimneys, etc.

Example sentence: If the wind blew the wrong way, smoke would billow out of my grandma's wood stove and fill the kitchen.

smoke → countable

Meaning: a cigarette, or the act of smoking

Example sentence: Every couple of hours, Jimmy would grab his cigarettes and step outside the office for a smoke.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "smoke" uncountable?

a. We went onto the balcony to see the smoke.

b. We went onto the balcony to have a smoke.

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Contributor: Matt Errey