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    The drink consists of different kinds of medicine / medicines.

    The drink consists of different kinds of medicine / medicines.

    Which word should I use? Thanks.

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    Re: The drink consists of different kinds of medicine / medicines.

    Formally, the first; informally, the second would be more common.

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    Re: The drink consists of different kinds of medicine / medicines.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The drink consists of different kinds of medicine / medicines.

    Which word should I use? Thanks.
    I would use the first. As Philo said, some others would choose the second

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    Re: The drink consists of different kinds of medicine / medicines.

    I don't think "medicines" would be very common at all. Hearing "medicine" as countable is rare, in my experience.

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    Re: The drink consists of different kinds of medicine / medicines.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't think "medicines" would be very common at all. Hearing "medicine" as countable is rare, in my experience.
    Another AmE/BrE difference. My hypochondriac son's flat is full of pills and medicines.

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