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    I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    I wonder if
    Ďtimeí here is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.
    Thanks.

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    Re: I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    Normally, "time" is a count noun, but in this expression it is always "some other time". So what do you think?

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    Re: I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Normally, "time" is a count noun, but in this expression it is always "some other time". So what do you think?
    I find this in Merriam-Websters Advanced Learners English Dictionary:

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    m afraid well have to finish this meeting some other [= another] time.

    So I think time in some other time is a countable noun. What do you think?
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    #4

    Re: I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    I think 'other' applies to uncountable nouns, as in 'other information'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    'Other' can be used with countable nouns:

    I'll see you some other day. occasion, time
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    Have you any other books?

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    #6

    Re: I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post
    I cant see you--some other time, maybe.

    I wonder if
    time here is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.
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    In that sentence it is a noncount noun. (We never say "I"ll see you you some other times".) However, you could say, for example: "I'll see you three more times."

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    Re: I canít see you--some other time, maybe.

    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post
    I'd like someone to answer my previous question and also want to know if 'other' can be followed by any uncountable nouns.
    Yes, it can. (Thanks to Matthew for the example.)

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