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    What is the difference between talent and talents?

    For example,

    These scientists have great talents
    These scientists have great talent

    These players have great talents
    These players have great talent

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    Re: talented

    The singular refers to talent in general; the plural invites you list the specific talents you have in mind when you say this.

    I would say, "the players are very talented." When I say, "They have many talents" then I must start listing them (they are poised, balanced, responsive, or whatever)

    To say "The artist has a great talent" is simply emphasizing that you think he's a very talented artist (as an artist; not necessarily as a basketball player).

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