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    Can 'this/that' be used befor uncountable noun?

    Hi, Teachers.

    Can 'this/that' be used befor uncountable noun?

    For example, this water, that bread, ...

    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia


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    Re: Can 'this/that' be used befor uncountable noun?

    Yes.

    This bread is from the new bakery down the street.
    This/that water tastes funny, don't you think?

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    Re: Can 'this/that' be used befor uncountable noun?

    Quote Originally Posted by vivemafille View Post
    Yes.

    This bread is from the new bakery down the street.
    This/that water tastes funny, don't you think?
    Thank you, Vivemafille.

    I have another question: what's the meaning of 'tastes funny'?
    Does it mean the water can cause amusement?


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    Re: Can 'this/that' be used befor uncountable noun?

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Thank you, Vivemafille.

    I have another question: what's the meaning of 'tastes funny'?
    Does it mean the water can cause amusement?
    Funny can also mean: "curious; strange; peculiar; odd".

    To say "this water tastes funny" suggests that the water probably doesn't taste very good; it tastes strange and not as expected.

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