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    Are these words coun/uncount?
    in sentances like
    I need (a)cream 4 my face
    I need (a) new gel
    meaning the new can of smth 4 example????
    thank u 4 answering!

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    Re: coun-uncount

    Im not a teacher.


    cream (n) = [uncountable and countable] a thick smooth substance that you put on your skin to make it feel soft, treat a medical condition etc [lotion]:

    I bought a cream type eyeshadow.
    Shaving cream is cream that is applied to the face or wherever else hair grows to avoid razor burn from shaving.
    10 years ago I bought Neutrogena hand cream.
    The noun face cream has one meaning: Meaning #1 : a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin

    gel(n) = gel [uncountable and countable] a thick wet substance that is used in beauty or cleaning products:
    hair gel
    shower gel

    Shaving cream in a can is commonly dispensed as a foam or a gel. ...



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    Re: coun-uncount

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Are these words coun/uncount?
    in sentences like
    I need (a)cream for my face
    I need (a) new gel
    meaning the new can of something for example????
    thank you for answering!
    Your sentences are ok.

    Both words are countable, and you could say I need some new gels OR I need creams for my face, if you want to say that you need more than one.

    Please use English when posting


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