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whisky

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

whisky → uncountable

Meaning: a strong alcoholic drink

Example sentence: I drink beer and wine, but I don't drink vodka or whisky.

whisky → countable

Meaning: one glass of whisky

Example sentence: Would you like to join me for a whisky after dinner?


Note: In American and Irish English, the most common spelling is "whiskey".

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "whisky" countable?

a. I had a couple of whiskies at the pub after work.

b. I had two glasses of whisky at the pub after work.

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Contributor: Matt Errey