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I wonder why you are so obsessed with this question. Even if there are some nouns which are invariably used countably or uncountably, it's still the case that there are plenty of others which are both, leaving us where? Leaving us with absolutely no "rule" that you can teach your students.
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I don't understand what all this ado is about. I am just trying to figure out whether English has changed so much lately that countable nouns all of a sudden are allowed to be uncountable and vice versa.
Some of the native speakers here keep saying that, yes, that kind of metamorphosis is possible. I just want to know the truth.
But isn't it obvious that "bottle" is always countable or "window" is always countable?
bottle to do it!*
Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
5jj, please, don't get mad, buddy. Just prove it!
I think perhaps more examples are needed. I'll try to work on that.