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    Default give noncountable

    "There is a give in the beam."

    According to the following defenition there should not be the indefinite article

    "the ability of a material or substance to bend or stretch when put under pressure."

    Is it uncountable or noncountable?

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    Default Re: give noncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "There is a give in the beam."

    According to the following defenition there should not be the indefinite article

    "the ability of a material or substance to bend or stretch when put under pressure."

    Is it uncountable or noncountable?
    It's uncountable, no indefinite article.

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    Default Re: give noncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's uncountable, no indefinite article.
    Which one is commonly used uncountable or noncountable?

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    Default Re: give noncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's uncountable, no indefinite article.
    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Which one is commonly used uncountable or noncountable?
    Hmmm. Let me think.

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    Default Re: give noncountable

    I'd say some give.

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    Default Re: give noncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd say some give.
    Uncountable or noncountable?

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    Default Re: give noncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Uncountable or noncountable?
    some give. (There's a clue hidden in there somewhere).

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