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    #1

    Is 'this great news' correct?

    "I thank God for this great news. I am finally vindicated."

    As 'news' is uncountable, is the part in bold correct? Should it be 'this piece of great news'?

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    Re: Is 'this great news' correct?

    It's fine as is.

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    Re: Is 'this great news' correct?

    'News' can be used with or without partitives...this news...this piece/item of news etc
    The partitives are more effective in plural forms...these pieces of good news

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