As I see it used, it is countable. :wink:Originally Posted by tdol
Definitely countable. Example:
- I sent several emails today.
Now, that's a good question and one I've often asked myself.Originally Posted by RonBee
Email is short for electronic mail. So it's a kind of mail. Mail is considered uncountable, isn't it?
I received many pieces of mail. / I received much mail.
I received many e-mail messages. I sent a lot of e-mail.
I'd say that e-mail is uncountable but that it's "acceptable in informal English" to say e-mails because a lot of people do it.
I see no need for it to follow the example of mail. I can count them in my inbox- I'd never heard this argument- in BE, it's fine in the most formal language.
Yoah. I also can count my mails in my box. Today I've already received exactly 37 emails. :o
I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.
We don't use the word 'mail' in BE, which might make a difference.Originally Posted by Susie Smith
I'm with Icyborg.Originally Posted by Red5
I didn't know that. What do you say? Letters, parcels, etc.?Originally Posted by tdol