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    Lenka is offline Senior Member
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    Default a secret - uncountable?

    Word "secret" is uncountable, isn't it?

    So how can you say sentences such as: "Keep it a secret" or "It's a secret", while "secret" is uncountable?
    Or is it countable?

    Advice is uncountabe too, isn't it? Can we say "she gave me an advice"? Or just "some piece of advice"?

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    Default Re: a secret - uncountable?

    "secret" is countable. You can have more than one, right?

    EX: It is a secret. ("It" is singular)
    EX: Keep it a secret. ("it" is singular)
    EX: I've got a few secrets, whereas my friends has many secrets. (plural)

    "advice" requires a quantifier; e.g., piece of.

    EX: Could you give me some advice?

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    Lenka is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: a secret - uncountable?

    oh... I should know that "secret" is countable....

    Thanks, Casiopea!

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