Friday, April 28, 2017

uncountable noun

When referring to multiple instances of an uncountable noun, we do not make the noun plural. Instead, expressions are added before the noun to indicate the plural amount. These include phrases such as pieces of, a bit of, and kinds of. 

Evidence is an uncountable noun and should not be made plural

Incorrect Fred gave me three advices.
Correct Fred gave me three pieces of advice.

Incorrect The investigator found some evidences.
Correct The investigator found some shreds of evidence.

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