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

wood → uncountable

Meaning: the hard material in trees

Example sentence: My wife is much stronger than me, so she chops all the wood we burn in our fires.

wood → countable

Meaning: a particular type of wood

Example sentence: Many woods are great for making furniture, but my favourites are teak and English oak.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "wood" uncountable?

a. Stanley always prefers to make his sculptures out of wood.

b. Stanley uses a number of different woods in his sculptures.

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Contributor: Matt Errey