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    fire or fires

    Since the word "fire" could be countable or uncountable, are all the following sentences correct? 1.Firemen put out fire. 2.Firemen put out fires 3.Firemen put out a fire. 4 Firemen put out the fire. 5. Firemen put out the fires.

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    Re: fire or fires

    They're all correct, though the first is stretching the point a bit.


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    Re: fire or fires

    Dear tdol,

    What do you mean :"the first is stretching the point a bit".
    Could you kindly elaborate on this?




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    mfung

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