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    #1

    stillness

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the sentence:

    There was a strange stillness.

    'stillness' is an uncountable noun. Does it mean this is a mistake? Or if 'a coffee' means 'a cup of coffee' what can this mean?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


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    #2

    Re: stillness

    Hi, Jiang,
    In descriptions they have the indefinite article, it means a strange kind of stillness.
    Cheers :)

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    #3

    Re: stillness


    Dear Humble,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi, Jiang,
    In descriptions they have the indefinite article, it means a strange kind of stillness.
    Cheers :)


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    #4

    Re: stillness

    You are welcome.

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