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    #1

    Can "view" be an uncountable noun?

    Please find one mistake in this sentence:
    The photo at the top are the night view of Victoria Harbour.

    The model answer is:
    The photo at the top is the night view of Victoria Harbour.

    I wonder whether the following is correct or not:
    The photos at the top are the night view of Victoria Harbour.

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: Can "view" be an uncountable noun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delphine View Post
    Please find one the mistake in this sentence:
    The photo at the top are the night view of Victoria Harbour. (subject and verb do not agree)

    The model answer is:
    The photo at the top is the night view of Victoria Harbour.

    I wonder whether the following is correct or not:
    The photos at the top are the night views of Victoria Harbour.

    I think "night view" is possible if all the photos are showing the same view.

    Thanks!
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    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Can "view" be an uncountable noun?

    I think "night view" is possible if all the photos are showing the same view.
    I agree- you could have multiple photos of a single view.

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    #4

    Re: Can "view" be an uncountable noun?

    I'd leave out the definite article: The photos at the top are night views of Victoria Harbour.
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