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    on line dictionary

    Can someone introduce an online dictionary which explains the countable and uncountable usages in details for the word searched.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: on line dictionary

    Which online dictionaries have you tried for that so far?

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    Re: on line dictionary

    I googled it as it showed lots of forums instead of the one I'm looking for.
    I checked on Cambridge and Longman, they didn't explain much in details.

    Thanks.

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    Re: on line dictionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I googled it as it showed and found lots of forums instead of the one what I'm looking for.
    I checked on Cambridge and Longman, but they didn't explain much in detail.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Can someone introduce recommend an online dictionary which explains the countable and uncountable usages in detail for the word searched?

    Many thanks.
    I don't know what you mean by "in detail", but have a look at this, for example, which gives you example sentences of how "experience" is used as a countable noun (it shows "C" in square brackets beside it) and as an uncountable noun (it shows "U" in square brackets beside it). Does that help?
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ish/experience

    Take a look at the link below as well.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...nd-uncountable

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    Re: on line dictionary

    http://www.onelook.com/ searches many dictionaries, so it always a good place to start. Countable/Uncountable are very complex and this is a good place to look through corpora to see how frequently the different forms are used as many nouns display both characteristics, Here are some to start off with:

    http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/
    http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/
    https://books.google.com/ngrams

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