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    "time" is it singular or plural

    Dear all, I'm a new visitor here and found out that this website is very helpful.
    I have a question about the "time" word. It is singular noun right? since it's uncountable but how come we often see the word "times" with "s"

    e.g. The New York Times, a lot of times, etc.

    Please guide me so. Thank you so much.

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    Re: "time" is it singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Please help View Post
    Dear all, I'm a new visitor here and found out that this website is very helpful.
    I have a question about the "time" word. It is singular noun right? since it's uncountable but how come we often see the word "times" with "s"

    e.g. The New York Times, a lot of times, etc.

    Please guide me so. Thank you so much.
    The noun time is both countable and uncountable with a change in meaning; it depends on the context:

    e.g.

    I have been to Paris three times [ countable noun]

    How many times have you been to Paris? [ countable noun]


    It took me a lot of time to solve the problem. [ uncountable noun]

    I don`t have much time to solve the problem. [ uncountable]

    The New York Times - a newspaper title :the period or era now or previously present: a sign of the times; How times have changed!

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