mass noun

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mass noun (plural mass nouns)

  1. A noun that normally cannot be counted.

Usage notesEdit

  • In English, mass nouns, such as information and money, have no plural form and are not used with the indefinite article or numbers in almost all of their senses..
  • Conversely many countable nouns can also be used as mass nouns.
    Buying into East Egg rather than West Egg gets you more house for the money.
  • Many mass nouns, such as whisky, can also be count nouns when they refer to a variety (“Scotch and Canadian whiskies”) or to denote a serving (“please bring us two whiskies”).

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Last modified on 16 March 2014, at 23:55