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    Default non count nouns made plural

    I was wondering why 'happinesses' and 'gratitude' can be made plural. Please explain!

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    I guess they can be used for emphatic purposes.. (I am not quite sure) to me i have never come across this...

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    I wouldn't use either in the plural.

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    Default Re: non count nouns made plural

    Quote Originally Posted by nancy
    I was wondering why 'happinesses' and 'gratitude' can be made plural. Please explain!
    Well, it's rare but I've heard both 'gratitudes' and 'happinesses':

    Gratitudes of love. (More than one phrase praising love)
    Happinesses beyond my dreams. (More than one thing that makes you happy.)

    In the above context both are count nouns.

    All the best, :D

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