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    #1

    another

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-That is another of my junk mail.
    2-That is another one of my junk mail.

    Since mail is uncountable, I don't think they are.

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    #2

    Re: another

    I use 'mail' countably when referring to email, so I'd happily say 'junk emails/mails'. To avoid this, you could say 'another piece of junk mail' or 'some more junk mail'. In the UK, I have seen no compalints about 'mail' being used countably, but some complaints among American speakers. I see no reason for this- we have posts on the forum and emails in our inbox. Without 'e' or 'junk' it sounds strange to use the plural. I think pragmaticism will win this one.

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    #3

    Re: another

    Thanks Tdol,
    I think you are right and I don't have any problem with "mails" either. I am sure that the countable mail is here to stay. We could have used "e-letters", but now it is too late and at the end of the day, it doesn't matter. My problem was that in the original sentence we have a "mixed" form: "one of my mails" would be OK by me.

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