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    dont get your hopes up?

    y is this plural. hope is a feeling and it should b uncountables

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    Re: hopes

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Don't get your hopes up?

    Why is this plural? Hope is a feeling and it should be uncountable



    countable and uncountable; hopes

    hope (countable and uncountable; plural hopes)
    1. (uncountable) The belief that something wished for can happen. I still have some hope that I can get to work on time.
    2. (countable) Something which may cause something hoped for to happen; source of hope. We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.

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