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  1. Unregistered


    I always see regret with an s

    I have no regrets

    isn't regret uncountable. It's a feeling.

    It's possible to say " I have no regret" too.

    and the noun after "no" should that always be singular or plural?

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    Wink Re: regret

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    It's possible to say " I have no regret" too.
    I don't think it's possible to say have no regret instead of have no regrets. I guess it's a matter of stylistics, or semantics.

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    Re: regret

    In addition, both have no regrets and have no regret are possible. The former refers to more than one regret, whereas the latter refers to a specific regret:
    1. Robert Brault quote - Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.

    2. I have no regret leaving law for shoe making.

    3. Normally I would not reveal so much about a film in case readers may be planning to see it, but in this case I have no regret in doing so.
    In short, the noun regret is countable; e.g., I have one regret; I have many regrets.

    Does that help?

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