I was wondering if you could help me with the following doubts:
a) Uncountable nouns - Is this sentence right? "I don't have much time"? Is time in this sentence correct? When should I use "time"as a countable noun?
b) Can I say: I have some problems in my job. / I have some problems at work? Are both of them right?
c) hear / listen - Can I say: "You will hear a conversation" and "You will listen to a conversation"? Do they have a similar meaning?
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You can count seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, etc., but you cannot count time.Originally Posted by Emanuelli
You can say I don't have much time; I don't have any time; I don't have enough time or any version thereof.
It is more usual to say I have some problems on my job. Otherwise, both are perfectly correct.Originally Posted by Emanuelli
You can say either one, but they do not mean the same thing. You can hear a conversation without actively listening to it. If you are listening to a conversation you are trying to hear what is being said.Originally Posted by Emanuelli