Is a noun ending with '---ING' always uncountable?
Is there any exception?
eg. Grade skipping allows talented students to fulfill their potential.
Smoking harms our body.
Last edited by peppy_man; 12-Jun-2005 at 07:11.
In -ing, to my knowledge, yes. Gerunds are singular nouns:
EX: Swimming is . . . => It is . . .
In -ings, no. Some nouns ending in -ing are not gerunds. They take plural -s,
EX: The cake trimming is . . . => It is . . .
EX: The tree trimmings are . . . => They are . . .