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    How do you explain the patient's eccentric behavior(s)?

    "How do you explain the patient's eccentric behaviors?"
    Is this sentence correct? As I know, the word behavior is an uncountable noun, but it takes a plural form here. Is it correct? Thanks!

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    Re: How do you explain the patient's eccentric behavior(s)?

    It can be both countable and uncountable. If the patient is exhibiting various different types of eccentric behaviour, then the plural could be used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How do you explain the patient's eccentric behavior(s)?

    True enough, although it would be more natural as a count noun if the 'behaviours' were exhibited by different patients.

    The same patient could probably do almost anything and it would all fall under the umbrella of eccentric behaviour.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-May-2016 at 18:39. Reason: Fixed misspelling of eccentric
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