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    Is direction plural or singular? Why is the first one singular

    I have no sense of directions
    I have no sense of direction

    I'm with directions
    I'm with direction

    He gave me directions
    He gave me direction

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    Default Re: direction

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is direction plural or singular? Why is the first one singular

    I have no sense of directions
    I have no sense of direction Standard sentence meaning I am not very aware of my surroundings. "There is no point telling me how to get there. I have no sense of direction. You have to draw me a map."

    I'm with directions But: "I'll get there with directions"
    I'm with direction But: "I shall be able to do it with direction"

    He gave me directions He told me how to get to a place
    He gave me direction He directed me in something.

    Directions
    means instruction or guidance for making or using something, or getting somewhere.

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