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    software is unaccountable

    This is also from one of your quizzes. What do you mean by this? I have the answer as true, but what do you really mean? Unaccountable is inexplicable or not responsible. why would software be either of these. Sorry, but I wanted to use this computer true or false test on my "students" this afternoon, but don't really understand the meaning of this.

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    Re: software is unaccountable

    Hello Valtango

    Only a guess: but could it have said "software is uncountable"?

    In other words, you don't say "a software", "two softwares"; you just say "software" or "the software".

    MrP

    PS: I must disagree with you slightly. My AOL software is distinctly "unaccountable", in every sense of the word...

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    Re: software is unaccountable

    Do you mean this question? If so, it says 'uncountable'.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/members...php?test_id=71

    If it is not from here, can you tell me where you saw it because I can't find any other example.

    Many thanks

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    Re: software is unaccountable

    You are so right. I copied and pasted it into a word document, and somewhere on the way it became unaccountable, I don't know how that happened. Having returned to the link, I see indeed it is uncountable, which makes much more sense. Thanks, I had begun to think I was really stupid. Of course software is uncountable. Thank you for solving yet another problem for me.

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    Re: software is unaccountable

    You're welcome- I was worried because I do make typos and there's no spell check in the quizzes and tests when I make them. If you do spot any mistakes, please send me the quiz or test ID and I'll correct them.

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    Re: software is unaccountable

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I was worried because I do make typos and there's no spell check in the quizzes and tests when I make them. If you do spot any mistakes, please send me the quiz or test ID and I'll correct them.
    Try this:

    ieSpell - A Spell Checker for Internet Explorer

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