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    Dear teachers,

    Are there other words like pleasures in English that can be used either in the singular or plural and still remain uncountable?

    How would they be used in a sentence? Should the singular and plural forms be used in different contexts?

    e.g. we say “the pleasures of reading” but can we say the “pleasure of reading”?

    How would you say "les plaisirs de la table" in English?

    Many thanks,
    Hela

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    Default Re: pleasures

    We could say 'the pleasure of reading', but we tend to use the plural when it is such a wide area of pleasure. 'Pleasures of the table' is used.

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