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    The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several cities.

    The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several cities.
    →Is the sentence correct? Why does the word damage take a plural form here? As I know, it is an uncountable noun, so it should take a singular form instead. Am I right? Thanks!

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    Re: The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several citi

    It shouldn't be plural.

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    Re: The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several citi

    z7655431, where did you find this sentence? Who wrote it?

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    Re: The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several citi

    This sentence is from one of my grammar teacher's handouts, but I am not sure if she wrote the sentence herself or not.

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    Re: The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several citi

    Thank you. In future posts please make a point of telling us the source of any text you quote.

    Was your task to find a mistake in the sentence?

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    Re: The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several citi

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Thank you. In future posts please make a point of telling us the source of any text you quote.

    Was your task to find a mistake in the sentence?
    No. It is a handout about the verb tense, and there're some blanks in certain part of a sentence for us to fill in the correct verb form. This sentence I asked here is what I found a little odd in the handout.

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    Re: The heavy storm brought torrential rain and caused severe damages in several citi

    Either it's a mistake or the teacher was deliberately using the word in a countable way, which is not a good use of English in this case.

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