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    Trouble(s)

    Whether the word 'trouble' is a count noun or a noun-count noun. If both, what is the difference between the two kinds of usage?? Please guide.My heartiest thanks to all the teachers on this forum for the guidance and help they provide.

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    Re: Trouble(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Whether the word 'trouble' is a count noun or a noun-count noun. If both, what is the difference between the two kinds of usage?? Please guide.My heartiest thanks to all the teachers on this forum for the guidance and help they provide.
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    It's not countable. You wouldn't say, "I had two troubles last night"; instead, you would say, "I had some trouble last night."

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    Re: Trouble(s)

    'Trouble' can be used as a countable noun:

    John told me all his troubles last night.
    The troubles in Northern Ireland lasted some thirty years.

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    Re: Trouble(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    'Trouble' can be used as a countable noun:

    John told me all his troubles last night.
    The troubles in Northern Ireland lasted some thirty years.
    So the fact that it can be used in the plural form makes it countable? I thought "countable" meant that one could express a noun's quantity in numbers (e.g., three troubles).

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    Re: Trouble(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
    So the fact that it can be used in the plural form makes it countable? I thought "countable" meant that one could express a noun's quantity in numbers (e.g., three troubles).
    Uncountable nouns don't have a plural.

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    Re: Trouble(s)

    But what I want to know is that whether there is a difference in their meaning i.e. between 'much trouble' and 'many troubles'

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    Re: Trouble(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    But what I want to know is that whether there is a difference in their meaning i.e. between 'much trouble' and 'many troubles'


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    (1) Please google these three words:

    Macmillan Dictionary trouble

    (2) The excellent information there may help you.

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