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    The word "Feedback" in context and Grammar check

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    Feedbacks from any faculty/faculties(?) are welcomed.
    (should this be in plural, and why?)
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    Feedback (As a title, should it be plural or noun ? Why?)
    I would like to see the guidelines from previous years to be made available on the website.
    (3) A negative feedback OR Negative feedbacks

    Is there a more comprehensive way of understanding when and which situation plurals may be applied.

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    Re: The word "Feedback" in context and Grammar check

    Quote Originally Posted by flin8812 View Post
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    Feedbacks from any faculty/faculties(?) are welcomed.
    (should this be in plural, and why?)
    No, it's always singular. It's like 'advice'; it's a non-count noun.
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    Feedback (As a title, should it be plural or noun singular ? Why?)
    It's always singular.
    I would like to see the guidelines from previous years to be made available on the website.

    (3) A negative feedback OR Negative feedbacks
    'Some negative feedback.'
    Is there a more comprehensive way of understanding when and which situation plurals may be applied.
    For 'feedback'? It's always singular.
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    Re: The word "Feedback" in context and Grammar check

    so just to reiterate what you have said and put it into direct use... (<--please correct me if I'm not suppose to use 'it' here)
    If I have the word "advice" in a sentence, then should I say
    " Could you give me an advice/feedback "
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    " Could you give me some advice/feedback" (despite both advice and feedback are singulars)

    Also, does this mean that words like "suggestion" and "opinion" are non-countable nouns regardless of situation.

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    Re: The word "Feedback" in context and Grammar check

    Quote Originally Posted by flin8812 View Post
    so just to reiterate what you have said and put it into direct use... (<--please correct me if I'm not suppose to use 'it' here)
    If I have the word "advice" in a sentence, then should I say
    " Could you give me an advice/feedback " No
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    " Could you give me some advice/feedback" (despite both advice and feedback are singulars)
    This one. When I said, "It's always singular", I meant it's never 'feedbacks/advices". I should have said it's a non-count noun, like 'water'.
    It's "Give me some water", not "Give me a water" and not "Give me waters".
    ('Water' can be plural, but not in its usual meaning.)
    Also, does this mean that words like "suggestion" and "opinion" are non-countable nouns regardless of situation.
    No, unfortunately it doesn't mean that. You have to learn which ones are non-countable. There should be lists somewhere that you can search for -
    "non-count nouns", "noncount", non-countable" etc.
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