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    #1

    Are sentences correct?

    Dear Teacher

    He has a thin stubble on his face.

    He has a stubble on his face.

    The cattle grazed the field down to a stubble.

    Are the above sentences correct grammatically?

    Thank you very much.


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    #2

    Re: Are sentences correct?

    stubble is a U


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    #3

    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Yes ,i think they are grammatically correct,of course ( because " a stubble " is involved in wikipedia ) .As my thoughts ,when you say about a particular person or something ,you can use " a stubble " .It means the stubble of specific one . And you use " stubble " with a larger meaning ,it is beard .On the other hand ,it is a general concept .
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    It is only my thoughts ,because in English has a lot of words not only in uncount shape but count shape as well

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    #4

    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Hello Casiopea

    Could you confirm that I've been given the correct answers by the members?

    Thanks in advance.


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    #5

    Re: Are sentences correct?

    I'm not sure by reading this if it is sorted out or not but...
    "He has a thin stubble on his face"
    "He has a stubble on his face"
    'The cows..."

    I'll dig around in my grammar books if you can't find out why!


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    #6

    Re: Are sentences correct?

    As it's normally uncountable, the second doesn't work, but the first and third are particular instances of stubble, so can be used with the article.

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