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sorrow

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

sorrow → uncountable

Meaning: a feeling of great sadness

Example sentence: One of the functions of religion is to help people deal with loss and sorrow.

sorrow → countable

Meaning: an event that causes great sadness

Example sentence: My sister's already had too many sorrows this year, and now her dog's died as well.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "sorrow" countable?

a. All of the people in our village shared our feelings of sorrow.

b. All of the people in our village have had their share of sorrows.

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Contributor: Matt Errey