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    Clothes - countable or uncountable

    Hi,

    If I have to say "many clothes" then "clothes" must be countable, correct?

    If I have to say "are there any clothes" and not "is there any clothes" the it must be uncountable, correct?

    Can anyone tell me if "clothes" is a countable or uncountable noun?

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    Re: Clothes - countable or uncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutenglish View Post
    Hi,

    If I have to say "many clothes" then "clothes" must be countable, correct?

    If I have to say "are there any clothes" and not "is there any clothes" the it must be uncountable, correct?

    Can anyone tell me if "clothes" is a countable or uncountable noun?

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    It's a plural noun.

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    Re: Clothes - countable or uncountable

    Thank you I didn't know that but can you tell me if it's countable or uncountable?

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    Re: Clothes - countable or uncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutenglish View Post
    If I have to say "many clothes" then "clothes" must be countable, correct? Yes

    If I have to say "are there any clothes/" and not "is there any clothes/" then it must be uncountable, correct? No. The word 'clothes' is plural - that is why the verb form is 'are'.
    'Clothes ' - countable, plural.

    It just happens that there is no singular form of this word. We can't talk about 'one clothe'; we have to say 'one item of clothing'. We usually name the item instead - 'one shirt'.

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    Re: Clothes - countable or uncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutenglish View Post
    Thank you I didn't know that but can you tell me if it's countable or uncountable?
    It's countable.

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    Re: Clothes - countable or uncountable

    Thank you, I couldn't decide.

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