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    "religious teaching' or "religious teachings'

    When we talk about what a religion teaches, can we refer to what is taught as "religious teaching'? Or should it be 'religious teachings'?

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    Re: "religious teaching' or "religious teachings'

    I'd say 'teaching'.

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    Re: "religious teaching' or "religious teachings'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    When we talk about what a religion teaches, can we refer to what is taught as "religious teaching'? Or should it be 'religious teachings'?

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    Although "teaching" is usually uncountable, when it comes to religion or philosophy, "teachings" is often used -- the teachings of Jesus, the teachings of Buddha, etc.

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    Re: "religious teaching' or "religious teachings'

    It really depends on the context- if referring to the body of thought, I'd be more likely to use the plural, but if thinking of it as one strand of thought alongside others like law, I might use the singular. What was the sentence you wanted to use it in?

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    Re: "religious teaching' or "religious teachings'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It really depends on the context- if referring to the body of thought, I'd be more likely to use the plural, but if thinking of it as one strand of thought alongside others like law, I might use the singular. What was the sentence you wanted to use it in?
    Thanks, Tdol.

    No sentence. But I read in Buddhist articles, the phrase used. Sometimes I see 'religious teaching' and on other occasions 'religious teachings'. That confuses me.

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