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    more effort/efforts should be made

    More effort/efforts should be made to apply technologies to energy-saving and environmental protection.

    Can both effort and efforts be used with no difference in meaning?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: more effort/efforts should be made

    Probably, but I prefer the uncountable form.

    If you mean many people from different sectors should all be making their individual efforts, it would work that way.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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