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    Default 'Steak' countable and uncountable.

    Hi teachers,
    I know 'steak' can be countable and uncountable, but I can't really differentiate when to use them, could you help me?

    Are both correct?
    Eg. There's a steak on the plate.
    There's some steak on the plate.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: 'Steak' countable and uncountable.

    Yes, they're both correct. I would use it uncountably when thinking of the meat (I like steak) and countably when thinking of an individual piece of meat (I had a good steak there last night).

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    Default Re: 'Steak' countable and uncountable.

    I would use it uncountably when thinking of the meat (I like steak). So, when thinking of the 'meat' as a 'mass noun'. Right?
    Hi,
    Thanks for you reply and please see above.

    Learning

    PS. Sorry I wrote 'steak' instead of 'meat' in my blue question. Now it is correct.
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    Default Re: 'Steak' countable and uncountable.

    Yes.
    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.

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