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    hello, the word population is countable or non


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    Re: hello, the word population is countable or non

    Quote Originally Posted by pooyahsi View Post
    Hello, is the word "population" is countable? or non
    It can be either; e.g.,

    The population of salmon in the lake was under 10,000.

    The populations of several countries were analyzed in the study.

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    Re: hello, the word population is countable or non

    Please put your question in the body of your thread so that respondents can use the "Reply with quote" facility. For this thread, the title could have been "Is 'population' countable?" and then the full question (as shown by teechar in #2) should be in the main text box.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hello, the word population is countable or non

    What's the context? If you're talking in general, it is usually uncountable, but each country, city,etc, has its own population, so it can be plural.

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