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Countable or uncountable Noun

Costa Rica

Countable or uncountable Noun
Hello everybody!
I hope you have a great time! I have a question for all of you! I would like to know if Candy is a countable or uncountable noun...
Thanks for sharing your answers with me!
Greetings from Costa Rica

9 Jul 2011      


Can be both depending on the context like fruit and fruits:)

9 Jul 2011     


It can be both: eg I �d like a piece of candy (uncountable)
or Children love candy. (uncountable, in the general sense)
but, in fact it is frequently used as countable; eg The shop was full of candies. I gave the crying child a candy.
So, it �s the old story grammatical correctness versus common-day usuage!
Typical English...clear as mud!
Cheers Joy

9 Jul 2011     


Ha ha ha - spot on answer, Joy.

9 Jul 2011