Thread: A monster has got only three hairs

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A monster has got only three hairs

"Hair" is an uncountable noun.
Do I get it right that when we physically see several separate hairs and we can count them, we can say "hairs"?
For example:
"There are two hairs in my soup"

If I want to describe a monster in a picture and it has got only three visible hairs on its head is it possible to say:
"The monster has got only three hairs"
Last edited by angelene001; 20-Nov-2012 at 22:43.

2. Re: A monster has got only three hairs

As long as you can physically count the individual hairs, then you can use the word "hairs" as a plural noun. However, if you are talking about a picture you are looking at, then you would say either "The monster has only three hairs" or "In the picture, there is a monster which has only three hairs". If you say "A monster has only three hairs" then you are making a general statement making it sounds as if all monsters have only three hairs.

Note the correct spelling of "separate".

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Re: A monster has got only three hairs

Thank you :)
I've corrected the mistakes you pointed out.

I've got one more question connected with describing a picture.
If I'm writing about differences between two pictures, which one is correct:
1. In picture A a woman is dancing. In picture B a woman is singing.
or
2. In picture A the woman is dancing. In picture B the woman is singing.

4. Re: A monster has got only three hairs

Originally Posted by angelene001
Thank you :)
I've corrected the mistakes you pointed out.

I've got one more question connected with describing a picture.
If I'm writing about differences between two pictures, which one is correct:
1. In picture A a woman is dancing. In picture B a woman is singing.
or
2. In picture A the woman is dancing. In picture B the woman is singing.
If the two pictures are of the same woman doing two different activities, then I would use "the" for both. If there is a different woman in each picture, I would use "a".

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