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    translation / translations

    When is the word "translation" a countable and uncountable noun?

    Is it right to say "he tries to help me with translations"?

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    Re: translation / translations

    Hi

    It's a countable noun: a translation, two or more translations.



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    Re: translation / translations

    What about this rule?

    translation (countable and uncountable; plural translations)

    1. (uncountable) The act of converting or translating (text from one language to another).
    2. (countable) The end result of translating text.

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    Re: translation / translations

    Hi

    I wasn't working from a rule. Sorry. I was working from the example sentence you gave.


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