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    Differences among "a newspaper", "a piece of newspaper " and "a copy of newspaper"

    What is the difference/are the differences among "a newspaper", "a piece of newspaper " and "a copy of newspaper"?
    1. Does "a newspaper" mean "a kind of newspaper"?
    2. Does "a piece of newspaper" indicate one piece of newspapers which usually consists of several pieces?
    3. Does "a copy of newspaper" suggest all pieces of newspaper?
    I hope I have expressed clearly myself.
    Waiting for your help. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Differences among "a newspaper", "a piece of newspaper " and "a copy of newspaper

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    What is the difference/are the differences among between "a newspaper", "a piece of newspaper " and "a copy ofnewspaper"?
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    1. Does "a newspaper" mean "a kind of newspaper"?
    The New York Times is a newspaper.
    or
    I didn't buy a newspaper yesterday.

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    2. Does "a piece of newspaper" indicate one piece of newspapers which usually consists of several pieces?
    I wiped the windows with a piece of newspaper.

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    3. Does "a copy of newspaper" suggest all pieces of newspaper?
    Get me a copy of last Monday's Independent and I'll show you the article.

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    Re: Differences among "a newspaper", "a piece of newspaper " and "a copy of newspaper

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The New York Times is a newspaper.
    or
    I didn't buy a newspaper yesterday.


    I wiped the windows with a piece of newspaper.


    Get me a copy of last Monday's Independent and I'll show you the article.
    So, may I consider you agree with me on my three cases?

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