Originally Posted by atabitaraf
Can we use a singular countable noun without an article, when it refers to general idea of something? for example when we use gerunds.
eg. Unemployment is the result of bad management.
No, you can't use a singular countable noun, but your example is an uncountable noun. That's okay.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.