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    research / researches

    Hi, I would like to ask that, when using "research" in academic context, is it allowed to use "researches"?

    One of my teachers insisted that "research" is uncountable, though when I google it, lots of people use "researches."

    THANKS~

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    Re: research / researches

    Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) gives 350 examples of 'researches'. It is true that some of these are third person verb forms, but most are noun plurals.

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    Re: research / researches

    Thanks!!

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    Re: research / researches

    You do come across the plural sometimes. However, some people actively dislike it, so it might be advisable to play safe and use it uncountably. I do.

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