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    Cultures/culture

    Countable and uncountable confuse me all the time.

    For instance, I come across with this sentence: Gain first-hand knowledge of different cultures through research and interaction with other participants and group moderator.

    Why "culture" and "people" can be used in a plural way in here?

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    Re: Cultures/culture

    Why do you think 'culture' is an uncountable word? (It's not).

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    Re: Cultures/culture

    Don't forget that some words can be both countable and uncountable, depending on context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Cultures/culture

    I don't see the word "people" in your sentence.

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    Re: Cultures/culture

    People can be countable when the word refers to a specific group, so the English people are one group and the American people another. If you start to add these groups together, you can have a plural and talk of the peoples of the world.

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