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The words "argument" & "hostility", are they countable or not? If not , what does the word "hostilities" mean?
May the word "works" (factory) be plural? Can we say 2 works, 3 works etc?
"His father was popular but the man of the minute was the son"
Could you explain please "the man of the minute", what does it mean?
"airs"-what does it mean? Is it singular or plural?
The sentence "What are the advances of the near future?" Is it correct?
Thank you in advance! :D


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Argument and hostility can both be countable, but they also have uncountable meaning:

We had an argument.
Argument is a good way of learning logic.

'Hostilities' tends to refer to conflict, such as the fighting in a war.

I would use 'plants' as a plural to avoid saying '2 works'.

The man of the minute is famous at the moment, but not for long.

'Airs' (plural) can be pieces of music or the impression someone creates.

I'd say 'What advances will there be in the near future?'
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