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    rest countability

    hi,

    how to tell when the word 'rest' is uncountable and when it is countable?

    thanks

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    Re: rest countability

    What sort of 'rest'? When 'the rest' means 'the remaining people/things', it's countable; musical 'rests' are countable... I can't at the moment thing of a sort of 'rest' that is UC, but...


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    Re: rest countability

    i mean 'rest' as in taking a rest. i referred to a dictionary, it only gave me (countable/uncountable). no further explanation given.

    thanks

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    Re: rest countability

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    What sort of 'rest'? When 'the rest' means 'the remaining people/things', it's countable; musical 'rests' are countable... I can't at the moment thing of a sort of 'rest' that is UC, but...


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    Re: rest countability

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    i mean 'rest' as in taking a rest. i referred to a dictionary, it only gave me (countable/uncountable). no further explanation given.

    thanks
    Countable: He's having/taking a rest now.

    Uncountable: I have a serious illness so I need a lot of rest.

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    Re: rest countability

    Thought so.

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