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youth

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

youth → uncountable

Meaning: the time in someone's life when they're young

Example sentence: My cousin did lots of exciting things during his youth, but then he became a tax consultant.

youth → countable

Meaning: a young man

Example sentence: Youths in brightly-coloured shirts chased a ball on a field to impress the young females of their tribe.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "youth" uncountable?

a. Most of the youths were sitting inside playing computer games.

b. I spent most of my youth sitting inside playing computer games.

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Contributor: Matt Errey