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    Post How to count 'newspaper'?

    Dear teachers,

    I have two qustions about the word 'newspaper'.

    #1 Are there any mistakes in the following dialog sentences? Please help me correct them:
    - Do you have today's newspaper?
    - No, I' sorry.
    - I'll go buy a newspaper.

    #2 When we say 'a newspaper', what do we mean? A piece of paper or several pieces of paper together?

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    Default Re: How to count 'newspaper'?

    Sounds fine.

    It means one entire issue of a newspaper.

    Today's copy of The New York Times - that's what you could mean if you say "buy a newspaper."

    I suppose if you are incredibly wealthy, it could mean you are going to buy the entire publishing company. That's not the normal meaning.

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