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sugar

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

sugar → uncountable

Meaning: sweet crystals added to drinks like tea and coffee

Example sentence: Soft drinks that contain a lot of sugar can contribute to obesity.

sugar → countable

Meaning: one teaspoon of sugar, or a particular type of sugar

Example sentence: Are plant sugars better for you than artificial sweeteners?

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "sugar" countable?

a. How many sugars does Lee have in her tea?

b. How much sugar does Kim have in his coffee?

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Contributor: Matt Errey