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Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
No. Abstract is not the same as uncountable. Dreams, emotions, and ideas are all abstract but countable.
EDIT: I didn't see the second page of posts when I wrote this. It's now redundant.
Last edited by Barb_D; 05-Jan-2013 at 05:57.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
What do you mean by "Abstract is not the same as uncountable."?
An abstract noun can be either a countable noun or uncountable noun. Abstract nouns that refer to events are almost usually countable: a noise; a meeting.
Read more at Abstract Nouns - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com
Isn't that exactly what Barb_D is saying?