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    #1

    have a life/have life

    Hello.

    1. A tree has a life/life.
    2. A dog has a life/life.
    3. Tzfujimino has a life/life.

    The word "life" in these sentences above is intended to mean "the state of being alive".
    Should I take it as 'countable' or 'uncountable'?

    Thank you.

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    Re: have a life/have life

    it's uncountable. melodyhome

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    #3

    Re: have a life/have life

    Quote Originally Posted by scindapsus View Post
    It's uncountable, melodyhome. Who's melodyhome? tzfujimino asked the question.
    Welcome to the forums, scindapsus.

    Please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

    Thank you,

    Rover



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    #4

    Re: have a life/have life

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.

    1. A tree has a life/life.
    2. A dog has a life/life.
    3. Tzfujimino has a life/life.

    The word "life" in these sentences above is intended to mean "the state of being alive".
    Should I take it as 'countable' or 'uncountable'?

    Thank you.
    Although "life" is uncountable, bear in mind that "A dog has life" is unnatural. We simply say "A dog is alive" or "A tree is alive" etc.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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