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    Arrow damage countability

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    Shopkeepers put the damages in their Tottenham Hale and Tottenham branches at several million pounds.[75] In addition, the riots caused the irretrievable loss of heritage architecture.
    According to most dictionaries, "damage" in the sense of destruction is not very countable. Am I misunderstanding something?

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    Re: damage countability

    Damage = physical
    Damages = financial

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    Re: damage countability

    I thought "damages" only happen in a lawsuit, and the London riots haven't resulted in lawsuits yet.

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    Re: damage countability

    I wouldn't have used the word that way in this context, but I assume they are thinking in those terms because of things like insurance.

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