Student or Learner
I know that the words "understanding" and "knowledge" are uncountable nouns. Yet, I have often found the following expressions:
- I have A wide/thorough/good knowledge of British history.
- I have A good understanding of British history.
How is this possible?
Many thanks in advance!
These adjectives take a determiner:
- I have a wide/thorough/good knowledge of British history.
- I have a good understanding of British history.
They are called quantifiers. See English Grammar: THE QUANTIFIERS: COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS,FEW,LITTLE,SOME,ANY,ENOUGH