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    They filed for divorce.
    They decided to get divorce.

    Since the word "divorce" can be used as an uncountalbe noun, like the first sentnce does. Why the second sentence is wrong? Please.



    She is my best friends.
    I am her fans.

    Are these wrong sentences or just not formal? Please.

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    Re: sentence

    Hi puzzle

    Divorced, with a -d, functions as a past participle here,

    • They decided to get divorced.



    The problem with the sentences below is agreement,

    • She is my best friends.
    • I am her fans.


    Those sentences have a copular structure; i.e., A = B,

    • They are my best friends. <plural = plural>
    • She is my best friend. <singular = singular>
    • We are her fans.
    • I am her fan.

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    They filed for divorce.
    They decided to get divorce.

    Since the word "divorce" can be used as an uncountalbe noun, like the first sentnce does. Why the second sentence is wrong? Please.
    'Divorce' is only a noun in the first sentence.
    The second sentence is wrong, so it's hard to tell. It could be:
    They decided to get divorced. (verb)
    They decided to get a divorce. (noun)

    Also, you say that the word '"divorce" can be used as an uncountalbe noun'. This implies that in other circumstances, it is not necessarily an uncountable noun, otherwise you'd use 'must'.

    He's been through three marriages and three divorces. (Correct).

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    They filed for divorce.
    They decided to get divorce.

    Since the word "divorce" can be used as an uncountalbe noun, like the first sentnce does. Why the second sentence is wrong? Please.

    Because "get divorce" isn't "get divorced."

    She is my best friends.
    I am her fans.

    Are these wrong sentences or just not formal? Please.
    They are wrong sentences. The sentences should be "She is one of my best friends." and "I am one of her fans."

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