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  1. www_dba
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    sand/sands

    Hi,

    Is the word sand uncountable?
    But i see sands in sands of time.

    TIA

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    Re: sand/sands

    Normally uncountable, 'sands' is idiomatic for 'moments' in 'the sands of time'. Of course, to a geologist there are many types of sands, also.

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