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    Have you got time for ______ coffee after work?
    A. / B. a

    I know "a coffee" is correct.

    But could I just say " coffee", since coffee is sometimes uncountable?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason

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    Default Re: coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    But could I just say " coffee", since coffee is sometimes uncountable?
    Yes, though I think that 'a coffee' is more likely in this situation.

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    Default Re: coffee

    I believe that just "coffee" or "some coffee" would be more commonly heard in AmE.

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    Default Re: coffee

    NOT A TEACHER OR A NATIVE SPEAKER

    Have you got time for a cup of coffee after work?
    Have you got time for (some) coffee after work?


    That's what I would say.
    I wouldn't say:
    Give me a water.
    or
    Give me a coffee.

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    Default Re: coffee

    I would say that it's more common with "a" in BrE.

    Shall we go for a beer after work?
    I'm meeting my sister for a coffee on Saturday.
    I really fancy going for a drink later.

    It goes without saying that those don't necessarily mean we will go and drink one beer, one coffee, one drink etc. It's just how the phrase works.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I really fancy going for a drink later.

    It goes without saying that those don't necessarily mean we will go and drink one beer, [...] one drink etc.
    Thatsh a relief!

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