Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 269
    #1

    shade or shades

    The tree grows so fast and gets too tall that provides dense shade so that other plants can't compite with it over the sun light.

    Is my sentence correct?

    Shade is sometimes countable and sometimes uncountable. When I talk about plants, ''shade''
    is C or U.

    Thank you for your reply.
    Last edited by arzgol; 18-Aug-2011 at 14:39.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #2

    Re: shade or shades

    You are correct. "Shade" is not countable when used like this. I am not sure when "shade" would be countable. Some people refer to sunglasses as "shades."

  1. Mylanguageclick's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Argentina
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Aug 2011
    • Posts: 59
    #3

    Re: shade or shades

    I agree with SoothingDave but there are also other meanings for "shades":

    shade - definition of shade by Macmillan Dictionary

    Regards.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 2,130
    #4

    Re: shade or shades

    The tree grows so fast and gets too tall that it provides dense shade so that other plants can't compite compete with it over the sun light for sunlight.
    not a teacher

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,627
    #5

    Re: shade or shades

    As the others have said, you are right about the use of "shade". However, your sentence is not very natural.

Similar Threads

  1. shades
    By XINLAI-UE in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-May-2009, 10:41
  2. A sentence (shades)
    By nyggus in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2008, 02:59
  3. the shades be pulled...
    By carla guaraldi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Aug-2008, 03:32
  4. shades of meaning
    By hela in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Nov-2004, 20:42

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •