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    a line of attack(s)

    The image of Europe celebrating him as a global peacemaker recalled the period during the presidential race when Senator John McCain’s campaign portrayed Mr. Obama as a vapid celebrity playing to huge European crowds, a line of attack that left the normally sure-footed Obama team flummoxed.
    Dear teachers,

    My question is that may I used "a line of attacks" to substitute for "a line of attack" , because I have looked it up in dictionary and known "attack" is a countable noun. If not, could you tell me why? or what difference between them? Million thanks.

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    Re: a line of attack(s)

    hi LQZ

    As they say, it depends where you draw the line .......
    My own thoughts would be:

    ------------->
    ----> This is the "line of attack" (i.e. in this direction)


    ------------->|
    ------------->|
    ------------->|
    ------------->|
    ------------->|< This is the "line of attacks" (i.e. along this "front")

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    PS In my second example, there are 5 "lines of attack" plus one "line of attacks"
    Last edited by Neillythere; 13-Oct-2009 at 20:08. Reason: Clarification

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    Re: a line of attack(s)

    I got it, thanks.

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    Re: a line of attack(s)

    I would have said one line of attack, two lines of attack.

    I would not make "attack" as the plural - just "lines."

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