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    Is "war" uncountable noun?

    [1] tells:
    "There is no article:
    • .....

    • With uncountable nouns:
      Rice is the main food in Asia.
      Milk is often added to tea in England.
      War is destructive.


    War is uncountable?
    What about "Star Wars", etc.?

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    EXCEPTIONS TO USING THE DEFINITE ARTICLE
    English Grammar: EXCEPTIONS TO USING THE DEFINITE ARTICLE

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    Re: Is "war" uncountable noun?

    It can be both. The abstract idea of war, like peace, love, hope, etc. is uncountable, but actual conflicts are countable.
    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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