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    no more A or As?

    Hello, teachers.

    Would you let me know the usage of the phrase "No more <noun(s)>"?
    Which phrase in each pair below is correct?

    1) No more war vs No more wars

    2) No more disaster vs No more disasters

    3) No more wine vs No more wine

    4) No more Hiroshima vs No more Hiroshimas

    Would you please explain why, too?


    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    Re: no more A or As?

    Believe it or not, context matters.

    After the signing of the treaty, there was no more war. (A specific war, a state of war was going on, and now it is over.)
    After World War II, there were no more wars in Europe. (Speaking of unspecified wars in general.)

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    Re: no more A or As?

    Thank you very much for the reply, SoothingDave.
    Now I understand the point.
    I'll focus on the context if I find a similar phrase.

    yam

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    #4

    Re: no more A or As?

    4) doesn't work without the plural for me- the plural suggests that there should be no more nuclear bombings like the one that befell Hiroshima. Without -s, it suggests to me that the city should cease to exist.

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